Sunday, September 9, 2012
Ok so more about the trip, Ill keep it short and sweet and visual oriented.
Here are the pics I promised and some things I forgot to mention. 1. I forgot to mention THE RIP OFF WAGON! The Atlantis people totally push these bus transfers that they clearly make a ton of cash on. They actually lie to you to sell them, you don't need them and they're very expensive, about 90 EUROS a person. They lie and say you'll need it, make you nervous about missing the boat, down play public transportation etc, but we even saw the CRUISE DIRECTOR taking the train to the airport, like we did after being ripped off a couple times. In Ephesus they lied and said it can be a TWO HOUR wait stuck in traffic in Istanbul so you buy the tour/shuttle ahead of time. They take advantage of the fact that you don't know where the port is etc. The fact is the port in Istanbul was ten minutes walk from the very center of the city. The boat parked in an amazing location, there was absolutely no reason for a transfer. The tour in Ephesus was great. the tour in Istanbul was so bad the lady knew and didn't hand comment cards out. She also had bruises on her arm so we didn't report her.
Posted by David Mason at 3:39 PM