The time I went to Ioannina and discovered Turkish ice cream, a cute island, and my favorite new travel buddy!

The red dot is where Ioannina is located.

The bus ride was about three hours each way. I'm getting so used to bus travel that this really seems like nothing!

Flowers on the wall of the old city in Ioannina. This wall looks quite castle-like and separates the old part of town, where the infamous Ali Pasha used to live, from the modern part. People still live inside the old city as well.

The boat we took to the island in the middle of the lake.

A view of Ali Pasha's mosque from the island in the lake.

The lake and surrounding mountains, seen from the island.

Whitewashed walls on the island in the lake, Nisi.

A fellow passenger aboard the ferry!

View on the waterfront.

Yum.

Carrie and I watched this fisherman intensely reeling in a catch for quite some time! This is a picture of him with said catch. Hint: it wasn't a fish.

A local speciality in Ioannina are these grilled pork sausages. Here, they came with roasted red peppers and sauteed greens as well. I love how they serve it with lemon!

Carrie and I with our kaimaki--Turkish ice cream! It's rose-flavored and comes with cherry sauce and nuts on top. Absolutely delicious!

Tombstones in Arabic in Ali Pasha's mausoleum.

Here comes the downer. This is what the lake actually looks like in some spots. It's incredibly polluted and for me, it was the only thing that prevented me from really falling in love with Ioannina. How sad.

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2 Responses to The time I went to Ioannina and discovered Turkish ice cream, a cute island, and my favorite new travel buddy!

  1. Mary says:

    Mmmmm…worm appetizers…is that what the fisherman was using as bait?

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