Travel Blogs from Selcuk
About to head to Pamukalele today.......on yet another beautiful day. Stay tuned.
Wednesday 9th November Now there is a curious thing I have noticed on this trip that I have not experienced before. I left the hotel this morning caught the metro to the suburbs and then a bus to the otogar. This is a massive place, hundreds of buses large and small on three levels all heading to different corners of Turkey. It is highly efficient …
... 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 ...