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After a few days travel down from Gallipoli, through some of the oldest inhabited places in the civilized world, we are tired and a little in need of some relaxation. We are staying in Kusadesi, a large town on the Turkish Aegean coast. Its tourist central for thousands of holidaying Russians and other non english speaking folk although the Dutch …
It was the best of times, it was the worst… oh wait…hold on...
After our incredibly emotional tour of the Gallipoli Battlefields, we headed south, across the Dardanelles to the mainland of Asia and the Trojan plains. the story of the ancient city of Troy is an old and is recounted by Homer i the epic lyric poem The Illyiad. …
... 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 ...
Ephesus was the first stop today as it gets very crowded and the temperature was going to be in the low 30C. Ozan, our guide seemed to know what he was doing and arranged for the bus to drop us at the top of the hill so we only had to walk down the hill where the bus would meet us.. Ozan had been a guide for 20 years so was very knowledgable and did not lose any of our group, which was a bonus! He explained how Greece and Turkey's relationship is like brothers - they hate each other ...
... 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 ...