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Travel Blogs from Selcuk
... We followed as close to the coast as possible past Yelki, Seferihisar and on to Selšuk - All well avoiding the expressway. We got pelted by a brief torrential rain. The road had several very scenic coastal views but overall I would rate it low on the scenery scale.
Colossal Ancient Ruins of Ephesus
...At 4 pm, we arrived at the turnoff to Ephesus, a ...
... made mound called a "tell."
Geographically, Ancient Troy commanded a strategic point at the southern entrance to the Dardanelles and at the crossroads of two continents where trade routes converge.
Troy VII is likely to be King Priam's Troy where the Trojan War broke out. Traces of a huge fire are seen from this period.
The Trojan War was believed to have been fought from 1194 to 1184 BC.
The Trojan War
Hera, Athena, ...
... to see 5 cars on the starting grid at traffic lights even when there are only two lanes.
Roundabouts are something else! Most roundabouts have traffic lights, though not all of them which is confusing in itself. Traffic going straight ahead or turning right has right of way; traffic turning left must stop 1/2 way round, which basically means it stacks up in the middle of the roundabout and blocks the traffic wanting to go ...
... in town.
From here we made our way through two vast agoras, one for commercial exchanges and one for officiating state business. Now quite except for tourists making there way down the reconstructed streets, these were once a busy hive of city activity. We were also lucky enough to explore one of Ephesus more recent discovers, a housing complex for some of the elite family who resided there. Still an active ...
... detail! Well, it was certainly a little bit more expensive than we had anticipated, however, worth every penny:) We also got talking to the owner of the store, and he told us about some of his travel experiences which was really interesting, as well as his explanation of the town and how it differs from Istanbul:) It seems that the small town charm is in full force here! We then turned back to our great hotel and slept soundly until morning:) Tiring but some ...