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... time. We were able to see both the Turkish and Greek coast lines for some time after our departure. Enjoyed another glass of red, from our gift basket before heading to Garden Restaurant for dinner. I think I had Cajun breaded mushrooms and ? but it's hard to remember all the food as the menus keep changing every evening - so much choice. Tonight's show was Jorges, a magician. A bit stereotypical, but ...
... the demonstration of silk production and dyeing is good, as is watching the women handtuft their intricate designs.
Some of our group make purchases. At a starting price around $3000 for the more delicate designs, the Australian pair do not...
This afternoon is a short three hour hop to the island of Samos for dinner... Just right for a siesta!
However, Joseph briefs us beforehand with the weather reports... a forecast of 40 knot winds ...
... which covered the walls (check out the photos). Inside walls of each apartment had mosaics covering the floors and paintings/friezes on the walls. A giant walkway lets you get above the terrace houses and look down, giving you an insight into how the people lived - Amazing!! If you get the opportunity attend a demo on how Turkish carpets are hand made and how to tell a real one from factory copies, a valuable hour of learning. Visit a real live archaeological dig = ...
... in a 50km zone!
Ephesus was amazing - it was great to be able to wonder through the ruins at our own pace, and find shade when we could. Highlights from Ephesus include hearing about the hidden tunnel from the library to the brothel (to help men study I'm sure!) the interesting directions carved into the road stones, finding a pear ...
... library of Celsus, built in 125AD that housed 12,000 important manuscripts. The picture of this library is the one commonly seen when people refer to Esphesus. The Roman theater here could hold 25,000 people and is thought to have been the largest outdoor theater in the ancient world. The Temple of Hadrian was another important building.
We also quickly toured the restoration underway of what are called "Terrace homes", homes occupied by rich ...