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... a game of Never Have I Ever. It was all PG and fun and then Lauren from South Africa took it up a dramatic notch and things got interesting. Jason, an older Brittish guy, didn't quite get the concept of the game and used his go to make a confession that shocked some of the guys in our group so much they left the game and started playing pool. But that wasn't enough, and on Jason's next go he made another shocking confession that left us all discussing the validity of it ...
... hours on a bench in the front of a loom, moving their fingers at more than 80 words per minute typing speed, backs hunched, limited air conditioning, and it takes about a year to complete one small carpet. Nuts. The finished product is beautiful but I wouldnt be sure i could ever put such a work of art on the floor for the cretins to walk all over? After the educational section we were, of course, taken into the "back room" can you guess what ...
... of taxi drivers and perfume sellers. Wow! €5 for 200ml of Dolce & Gabana. Why on earth did I let that one go??!
Walking down the promenade known as the Kordon, we both felt, as we looked across the harbour at the houses rising partway up the hills that cut Izmir off from receiving 3G on her phone, that this had a flavour of Hong Kong harbour about it. There seemed to be a steady flow of ferries crossing the bay. This we had to explore more.
... was capital of Roman Asia Minor and a bit of a commercial rival. Even though less than 20% of the known area of the city has been excavated, its ruins are even more impressive than Pergamum.
Once again, we encountered the fledgling faith of Christianity as we sat in the expansive theater and pondered the plight of the Apostle Paul, who came within a whisker of death by mob violence here in the theater. Apparently silversmiths involved ...
... commanding view on the hill above the present day town of Selcuk. The local museum has an interesting assortment of finds from Ephesus that have not been distributed around the country or been flogged by private collectors. The whole day was certainly interesting and we will load only a few of the multitude of photos we had taken.
Tomorrow we are of to Canakkale - where we are based to invade both Troy and Gallipoli. ...