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This morning we were picked up at 9am and taken to see St John's Basillica, the House of the Virgin Mary, and Ephesus. They were all pretty spectacular and full of history. Only 8% of Ephesus has been uncovered and it is over 2km long. When it was a thriving town, over 380,000 people lived there so it must have been enormous.
... the part of Izmir we are staying, eventually we were taken to the right bus and as we were putting our bags on a Turkish man spoke to us and we had to do a double take as he spoke English perfectly. We are staying at Guzel Izmir hotel. We went for a walk to stretch out our legs and backs down to the seaside and on the way back we passed about 300 police all kitted up in their riot gear which was a little concerning, turns out they were training. We stopped at a local ...
Breakfast was only so-so today. I liked the bread with honey but wasn't brave enough to try the fruit or anything. Hopefully they'll have those really yummy eggs when we go back to the hotel in Istanbul. In any case, it was a so-so start to a really good day.
After breakfast we started our journey to the ancient city of Ephesus. Along the way we stopped at the House of the Virgin Mary, a restored house that serves as a shrine for both ...
... take my eyes off the 'Great Theatre'. It was absolutely massive and it honestly blew me away, as it dates back to the Hellenistic period (3rd-1st century BC).
So after my jaw had came back up, I walked around the rest the astonishing ruins for about three hours, before heading inside to check out the living quarters.
The terrace house exhibition was crazy, with researchers labeling it the worlds biggest jigsaw puzzle, having 135m squared of marble tile broken into at least ...
... dressed with long skirts and tops and a headscarf. It was a nice lunch too – people have jelled very well albeit in perhaps three or four main ‘groups’ with a few floating from one to another.
Also at this place they were offering horse and cart rides......perhaps Nelson could export our own controversial horse and cart man, Hone ma Heke, to Turkey?
Straight after that we called in to another of the cuzzies, this ...