|MY SELJUK PAGE
||[Aug. 17th, 2011|04:46 pm]
After people in Antalya pulled out from hosting me, I gotta make a good decision of where to go next. I didn't want to go to Antalya as it would be further away from Istanbul for me. Further means more money spent and I didn't want to do that.
I just gotta share the story about those people who pulled out from being my hosts.
I was in touch with them like months before this trip. Hoping to that they could host me, save me some money. Just days before I was supposed to reach Antalya, they decided not to host me. One of them was blatantly said no as his family was coming or something !
The other guy, slightly a different story.
First he said he wouldn't be in town for my visit as he's away. Then, he said he would be back. Then he said he was away. I had this feeling that he didn't want to host me anyway ! He just didn't know HOW to say it !
I was not going to put a position as a beggar on my part, begging for a place to sleep ! When he finally said that he could host me, I had made the decision NOT to go to Antalya at all.
Enough about them. let's talk about Seljuk. You can read about it HERE.
Well, I came to there because I wanted to see Euphesus....like the biggest Roman site in Turkey !
From Fethiye, I took a night bus to Aydin about 5 hours' journey. Arrived in Aydin just at dusk. Had tea at the bus station. 2 Liras.
Then, asked where to get a dolmus (a minivan) to Seljuk. Found the dolmus station, just next to the bus station.
Another 1 hour journey to Seljuk & I was there. 6 Liras.
on the dolmus I was sitting at the front, next to the driver & I was dozing off slightly.
Woke up by him & I was in Seljuk.
Finding the hostel ANZ (which I booked for 3 nights at Hostel.com).
The owner was not friendly but that's his character.
he said no breakfast for me, sternly. he said he knew that I'd booked through Hostel.com...the way he said it like he meant business. Fuck you man ! Couldn't you be a little bit friendly. Doom to you !
No breakfast, then no breakfast.
My bed was ready by 10 & I chose a good bed. Unpacked slightly & I continued my nap.
Slowly woke up around 2 pm & took shower. Went out.
Walking towards the 'new' town & withdrew money from my debit card (first time for me).
had time to have a lunch. Can't remember what I consumed but the 3 fucking assholes sitting in front of me sort of gossiping about me. Fuck them dead, took a snap of them.
Also had time to see the Isa Bey Mosque as long as it's free entrance.
Just walking around Seljuk on that first day. had time to even visited the Seljuk Museum. For dinner, I sort of indulged myself with a good dinner that cost me 13 Liras. no tip was given to them.
At the hostel, chatted with a Chinese girl.
The 2nd day in Seljuk, I visited Euphesus. In the evening, chatted with a Korean guy (Joe0 who had traveled to South America & would be going to Granada in Spain to work for a month.
The 3rd day, my lazy chill out day. Just wanted to take it slow...slow slow...
Walking around with no direction. In the evening, chatted with Ray Wong, a Chinese guy from Hong Kong. Also given good advice to another Korean guy about going to Italy, asked him NOT to miss Civita di Bagnoregio.