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Travel Blogs from Aydin
... compared to a lot of the ruins we've seen, that is one of the enticing features of Ephesus, the other is that it houses the Temple of Artemis, one of the 7th wonders of the ancient world. Sadly, unknown to us, we weren't visiting the site as it was two miles from the ancient city we were wandering around. We walked straight past the covered Terraced Houses, which also wasn't part of our tour - which we were aware of. To see them you had to book a tour that was $US199.99 each. We ...
This site cannot be contained in just one blog entry, which has quickly morphed into my personal journal was well. For those who cannot stand history, archeology, or theology, and I know you are out there, here are some other moments in print and pictures. Please make sure to tap the photographs and read the captions because there will be personal notes contained therein.
Reading Paul's Letter to the Ephesians in front of the Library of Celsus is a ...
... out later that Hayim's mother was actually childhood best friends with Aylin's mother, Jessie! Small world!
My week in Turkey was amazing and really opened my eyes to this amazing country. Fortunately or unfortunately, I barely scratched the surface, leaving plenty to be discovered on future visits. I had a great time and although I probably have had my fill of kebob for a while, really enjoyed every aspect of the ...
... by Alison - at a restaurant called Ejder. We were sitting outdoors by a fountain and at the back of the fountain were some old remains with large columns and nesting on the top of the columns were large storks from Africa. They migrate each year and nest on the tops of these columns right in the middle of town!! Very unusual sight.
Chicken kebabs were the best so far and the stuffed aubergine was incredible. The food seems to be getting better ...
... right through to about 600 AD when the port silted up and the dominance of christianity meant the funds generated by tributes to Roman god Diana, Artemis in Greek, dried up.
So far about 18% of the ancient city has been unearthed over the last 150 years of excavation and its safe to say that it is pretty amazing. We had primed the kids somewhat what of the Greeks and the Romans and their way of life so by the time we hit the top ...
Other places to stay in Aydin
Aydin Mugla Karayolu 3. km., Aydin | 4 star hotelfrom $84