Denizati Holiday Village
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... etc. but as you progress down the hill into the shopping area, the temple area and then the homes it builds and it builds until you get to the library of Celsus. Two of the three stories of the library remain intact. It was the 3rd largest library in the world during the Roman times behind Rome and Alexandria but then Ephesus was the 3rd largest city in the world during that same period. Just sitting there ...
... formed the basis of the existing secular society. Despite the majority Muslim population, it is very moderate in comparison to other Muslim nations we've visited. Many women wear western dress and I didn't feel anywhere near as conscious about covering up as I did in Syria or Egypt, and alcohol is much more widely available. Yet it is still by no means "Western".
With only 2 weeks in Turkey and a huge land mass to cover, we had to be quite selective with which ...
... into their show rooms to look at rugs. (Spoiler alert: No rugs purchased today!)
Our next stop was a local Turkish winery. It was set in the hills, in a setting very similar to Napa or Sonoma Valley. One of the owners (a former tour guide) met us and gave us a private tour of their wine production area. They are small - 20,000 bottles a year - but have already won several awards from prestigious French organizations, and seem to be ...
... the interior was temperature controlled to protect the scrolls kept there. Even on this scorching day the inside parts that remained in the shade were beautifully cool. We sat on the marble surfaces for a cooling break and to do a little light reading!
The other thing of note from Ephesus is the cats... there is likely hundreds of them! Funnily, I think when we were in Istanbul Kim and I saw a coffee table book called "The Cats of Ephesus" which didn't fully ...
... 3 Lira (about $1.75 CAD). I would have paid her to take her picture but I didn’t think of it in time – darn!
We then drove for a couple of hours until we got to Bergama to see the extensive ruins at Pergamum. This place is famous as it used to be a place of healing in ancient times. It’s set high up on a hill and we took a gondola to reach the top. We spent an hour with our audio headsets, and an umbrella to help keep us cool (it was ...