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... to Kusadasi, in the Aegean. It's a quick 50 min. flight.
We have arranged a pick up from our hotel. It's 50 euros (to go 56 miles.) the owner of the Happy Apart hotel personally came for us. It was a pleasant drive to the hotel. He spoke relatively good English, learned from tourists, and gave us information about this area.
The hotel was disappointing. It was only 27 euros, so what were we expecting?! At least we are only here ...
... for our benefit. Then you are stalked by the assistants desperate to make a sale. Just one coat was bought by the group for all their efforts. We then asked to be dropped back to the port where we wander the grand bazaar and fended off enthusiastic shop keepers before boarded the ship and heading to the pool. I watched Malificent 3D, them we watched the Beatle cover band on deck 9 before tea at Animator's palate, a bit of late night shopping onboard and ...
... After lunch, more traditional shopping was in order so we stopped by a pottery factory where we saw how the servingware is handcrafted and hand painted on the premises - very labour intensive but beautiful! Next stop was the Temple of Artemis. All that remains here is 1 column of the original structure because the British Museum has taken the rest of the ruins, so it was a little hard to admire in its current state, but I had some ...
... of the early centuries. It has a 3-storey library, marble-paved street, a 1,000 seat theatre, a 25,000 seat theatre, shops, statues, a hospital, 2 baths, and more - and only 20%25 has been excavated so far! Pretty much every historical figure you've heard of from about 300 BC to 600 AD walked on that street, including St. John, Constantine, Cleopatra, etc. Now we can add Matt & Jenn Stein to that list. From Ephasus, we drove to St. John's ...
... Izmir from the sea, it looks like this city goes on forever. The hills in every direction for as far as the eye can see are covered in ivory buildings with terracotta colored roofs. There is a haze in the air from the industry here that produces everything from Italian leather (wink, wink) to American highbrow brand names.
We were off the ship by 11:45 to meet our private tour guide for Ephesus, and we were off on our adventure for the day. To be a tour guide licensed by ...