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Travel Blogs from Selcuk
We left the Gallipoli Peninsula at 8am on the 27th to head south towards Troy. This involved a ferry crossing of the Dardanelles, the strait that the ANZAC's were trying to secure. There is not much left of Troy and the replica Trojan Horse is a kids playground of sorts that is under renovation. It was hard to visualise what Troy looked …
There are fourteen of us on this tour, eleven Aussies, two Americans, and a Korean. Our hotel here is the Canberra. The Aussies should feel right at home. Selcuk is the nearest town to the ancient city of Ephesus, which is an archaeological site. I just made the connection between Efes, the beer, and Ephesus. Ephesus is called Efes by the Turks! …
... short jaunt further along the street and we were greeted by the looming superstructure that surrounds the terrace houses. Inside, we were fascinated by the intense restoration puzzle in progress. The terrace houses were known for their incredible marble work; however, an earthquake destroyed much of what existed. Archaeologists are now working to reassemble all the uncovered marble fragments... 120,000 of them! The mosaics in the houses were ...
... not to wait so long. We were so close to the toilet and it felt like the longest walk in my life when I finally made it.
So I missed the day trip into Ephesus today but Steve went in. It was quite odd watching the truck pull away and not being on it, funny how you get attached to the big orange beast.
Steve was quite impressed with what he saw and seemed to like the library the most. But all seemed quite cool, just ...
... took offense and long began her *****ing and whining. (she makes you look good gem ;) jks ). The ride into Selcuk was another 3hrs and we arrived around 6. Checking in Jose and I again managed to score a room to ourselves. Winning. An unfortunate occurance had started to occur for poor Jose. No one could pronounce his name... He thought in Europe he would be fine, but no dice. He gained a new nickname, Josie. There was a table tennis table and ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking