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The main reason for us going south from Canakkale was to get to the ancient ruins of the city of Troy written about by Homer. Troy has been a centre of civilisation for about 5000 years and there are the remains of 9 cities built one on top of another over all that time. So as an archeological site it is one of the most important in the world and new discoveries are still being made, as the ...
... TomTom had us turn off too soon and, once again, we ended up in a white knuckle situation of trying to navigate through impossibly narrow winding cobblestone streets of the village up and up and up toward the ruins.
We had been initiated in Ayvalik and didn't flinch at narrow lanes designed for donkey traffic well before cars were invented. We faithfully followed TomTom's turn by turn ...
... Muslims, and a spot by the road with a view for some group photos. We again had some very nice weather, making this trip a real treat.
When we arrived at the Ephesus museum, we made a quick stop at one of the little gift shops for a few souvenirs. As we entered the ruins, I was taken aback at just how massive everything was. I took pictures, but there really is just no comparison to standing next to some of these places.
For those who ...
... for that reason. There were a couple of postcard sellers but I had to take a photo of the ‘travelling salesman’ with all his good spread out on top of his car bonnet, under a tree – he was lying on a bench down the hill asleep.
Another thing about this region is that the Virgin Mary was supposed to have lived here and they do say she died here too although about four sites have been ‘identified’ as being her ...
... So that was another fantastic morning’s sightseeing, this is such an interesting country, so full of history.
The drive to Izmir was about four hours but we had long stop and a short one. One was another visit to a cuzzy’s shop, leather goods, but actually it ended up being surprisingly good. The history here goes back to the third century BC when they made parchment here out of the skin of unborn lambs, paper came later. Turkey ...