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Travel Blogs from Kusadasi
... our guide right away - his name was Tez – a lovely man, engaged to another tour guide.
After a short walk to the van, we were soon on our way. Tez told us that yesterday there had been 12,000 people in this area as two or three cruise ships docked in Izmir and one or two in Kusadaci - four all up I think. Today it is just Princess and a smaller ship – about the same size as an Aida ship.
I could see Kusadaci had grown a little ...
... was the huge original marble roadways with provision for covered walkways alongside them. These porticos had shops which would be similar to today's shopping strips. Statues and water features could also be seen and many are still waiting to be reinstated. Much of the city as it is seen today is very much Roman with open air theatres, public toilets,open forum areas and bath houses. Much of the upper city was only open to the aristocracy ...
... ticket office. When we got to the door we just showed the voucher I had printed out, which I thought was dodgy at the time as there was no booking number, and luckily the guy gave us a boarding pass and we had our passports stamped. But then when we got to the boat, the collector asked if we had paid the boarding tax and we showed our voucher again which said "Fully Paid" so luckily again they just accepted it. I honestly don’t know whether it included ...
... in Morocco, where
they show you how they raise the silkworms, extract the silk from the worms
with a special machine, and watch Turkish women create rug masterpieces out of
them, with beautiful designs. I actually liked the ones I saw in Morocco more.
There was one in particular that I remember loving because it had a lot of
pretty shades of blue and turquoise. Next, we went to the coastal town of
Dikili. Our hotel was a block away from the beach and we swam ...
... but after seeing Ephesus, all disappointment vanished!
I marvel at the construction of these ancient places, where no modern equipment is usd. The carving and beauty amazes me.
I can say that I am very glad to have gone to Selcuk and if you have the chance, GO! I also would recommend the hotel I stayed at. ...