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... of rain, coupled with some cracking thunder and lightning storms.
The rain is needed badly here in Turkey as we have only had a few inches
of rain in the last eight months. This has had a bad effect on the local
olive picking, with the crops down some 30% on normal levels. Now however,
as I am writing this we have just had nearly two inches of rain overnight so
that is good, well for us anyway.
The week started well with England playing ...
Arrived at our whimsical n homelike nisanyan hotel at sirinci; where it s located up on the hill overlooking the vineyard valley n villages. Went to visit house of Mary. It s an eerie feeling I can't explain in words. I felt as if I ve cleaned my soul after the visit; even shed a tear or two from the overwhelming feeling of Mary's ...
... I am struck by the sense of wonder that my feet are touching the same stones and Earth that people that I have actually read about touched around 2000 years ago. How incredible!
After a quick tour through the ruins, we hopped back on the bus and started our climb up the mountain to where the Virgin Mary is said to have lived. It was on the tiptop of a mountain and she chose to live there because to her it was safer to live up high on her ...
... from its shores, its port closed and population began to drift away. Even the Biblical allure of Ephesus as the recipient of St Paul's letter to the Ephesians could not sustain it beyond the 15th Century, and the nearby village of Selçuk swelled as a result of this gradual exodus.
But modern Selçuk really owes its existence not to the downfall of Ephesus as such, but to the relatively recent rise of tourism in the area and the many thousands of people who ...
... at the Vatican, and they're not bad at stealing people's innocence either. Controversial, yes. Ephesus has another link with Christianity - St John and the Virgin Mary hung out here from 37 to 48 AD, though quite what they were doing here together, and whether she left a virgin is unclear. The stunning village at Ephesus was probably a sweet little getaway to enjoy a holiday fling. After slipping and sliding all over the ...