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... our 7hr bus trip. The attendant was hilarious, can't speak a word of English but is taken by us, he would pretend to offer us good and turn away and laugh before giving it to us. He also came and gave us a ring of bread that the locals eat to share, which was lovely of him as we think it was part of his and the bus drivers snacks. Finally at 5:30 our bus got into the major bus station, then we had to try and communicate with staff about getting the right shuttle bus into ...
... when entire city fell down in 178 AD).
* The city itself had a courtyard that was 129x83m, columns called the West Portico and the Gate of Faustian used to have a second arch way but is now buried. On top of that, the Basilica, contains four galleries protected by 55 archways of hewn stone.
- At every restaurant, there seems to be old Turkish guys playing checkers.
- Some cities have a lot of stray cats, while Izmir is littered with stray dogs (that all have ...
... police man, almost like he was saying, sh sh - it;s ok. no worries! It was great - we got some great photos!
We went into the Camii - the mosque area and there were tons of boys dressed up in all white, with capes, crowns and daggers - when I asked Izzet about it, he said it was their circumcision day. I think maybe he was joking...but after looking it up, it seems as though he wasn't. The families dress their sons up like that, visit family and the ...
... are willing to explain to you why they are protesting!
- Ephesus was a huge port town and wad the capital of Asia Minor (turkey & some surrounds)
Their main exports were olive oil, leather & marble.
- Before the Roman empire was the Hellinist rule. Their culture was to enjoy life and avoid religion and wars.. The cities of this time didn't spend their money building city walls rather theaters!
... coffee while the test of the group had milkshakes - given the heat, I probably should have followed suit. The drinks didn't take long, and before I knew it we were off to the farewell party. My cousin's fiancé's family hosted the party, which consisted of food, drinks, and lots of dancing and music! I'm not very good on my feet, but I found this dancing to be right up my alley! I met quite a few people who remembered me from when I visited a long time ago, and it was nice ...