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Travel Blogs from Kusadasi
... in the empty landscape. As Shelley’s sonnet concludes:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
... town. It was later converted to a church when the Christians prevailed in the area. Partially restored it is still an imposing structure.
After lunch we completed the day by driving to the town of Kusadasi on the Mediterranean Sea. Our hotel here is a true 5 star and we lounged on the deck overlooking the sea before dinner.
Tomorrow we head to the major attraction in the area-the legendary site of ...
... of you guys, Mike and Sue, we had a drink at Murphy's Pub...who knew...it sure doesn't sound like a Turkish name...or a Greek name for that matter, but there was a Murphy's in Santorini as well. What's that about??? We've reached the halfway point in our cruise...10 days left and then they boot us off in Barcelona. Guess I'll drown my sorrows with ....hmmm...I know, another meal!!! Off to the dining ...
... Hadrian’s Villa. Some of us paid the 15 Lira extra to visit inside a covered compound that protects excavations of the wealthy terrace houses that have some very well preserved mosaics and artwork. Huge houses and so close together. Just boggles my mind to think I am walking on the same ground/paths of those who lived here thousands of years ago and to wonder what their life was like and what they would think of us today.
After the Ephesus tour, we had the ...
... toilets. After an uninspired lunch at a huge restaurant nearby, we had about five minutes to explore the surprisingly big collection train engines and cars they had in their backyard. Hugh would have happily spent the afternoon there! But we had to get back on the bus. Next stop was the Basilica of St. John which was built over his tomb in the 6th century. It is now in ruins, but must have been a huge place in its day. Then the site of the Temple of ...