Travel Blogs from Aydin
... overcame the consternation and she paid to have them repaired. She did have a minor requirement though…she’d pay but only if they put a statue of her in the baths so, to this day, there is a statue of her in the baths.
As you leave Ephesus, there are plenty of opportunities for shopping which gave the kids their first taste of shopping Turkish style. There’s something disconcerting to the whole ...
... who eats the wrestlers after a big match?
As we approached the grounds by the Aegean, we saw cars parked on the side of the road for about a mile away. There's a natural amphitheater in the hills near the sea about 8 kilometers from Selcuk where the festival is held. It kind of reminded me of a rodeo, except a Turkish version.
There were vendors everywhere - cotton candy, nuts, fruits, beer, raki, and of course the ...
Let me start off by saying that I am very glad to be "stuck" in one place for several days. I'm ready to put down my suitcase and keep it there for a while!
Today was mostly taken up with the trek to Selcuk (the modern town that has grown up around the archaeological site of Ephesos, and serves as the gateway to a lot of significant ruins). I took a taxi from the hotel back to the airport, endured a mercifully short ...
... only assume that the one that is sitting on wrist is invisible – yes I bought it at Kmart and it cost $7 but I wasn’t going to bring my nice Citizen one so that it can get scratched! Everyone was on board only 15 minutes behind schedule (it was a long pier and there was a duty free shop in the way) and then we began our sail towards Istanbul. Fun fact: The national drink is Raki, which is similar to Greek Ouzo. It is made from grapes and ...
... this largest city in Asia Minor. None of the ruins are spectacular in and of themselves but taken together the sum is much greater than its parts. I think that, other than the library, the area that I was most taken with was the Terrace Houses. These beautiful houses were completely buried until the 1960s . The Austrians donated and built a huge cover over a large unexcavated section of the residential area very close to the library and ...
Other places to stay in Aydin
Aydin Mugla Karayolu 3. km., Aydin | 4 star hotelfrom $109