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... seeing tho’ we were going there first to beat the crowds.
Tez already had our tickets and showed us where the WCs were before we walked past the shops etc and after stopping at the dried up well / pool where water used to drain into centuries ago. We walked on and joined the line to enter the shrine where silence was required and no photography at all. The house was small – 4 rooms only with one of the rooms sort of set up with an altar.
... to the cool of the air conditioned van. The rest of the afternoon was spent on our hotel balcony overlooking the harbour and surrounding hills. Such a treat after city dwelling.
On awaking the next morning straight in front of our Hotel was one of five cruise ships which docked one after another from five o'clock in the early morning. Luckily we were we were off promptly to the airport bound for Istanbul for another few days of exotic living!
... He and one of the theological guys also had Nikon cameras and we got into a discussion about cameras and photography so the time went quickly for me and I think the fresh air helped me not get sea sick.
Got to the port around 7:30pm just after sun set and found our hotel quite easily especially when 2 locals who were actually trying to give us a taxi or a hotel helped us anyway and pointed to where our hotel was. Hotel Liman was just a short ...
... beautiful panoramic views of the city and enormous marble pillars and
By the end of the day, we checked into our hotel in
Kusadasi, which is a seaside village that is a holiday destination in Turkey.
We stayed at a nice hotel with a pool and views of the Aegean Sea. It was
really relaxing! The next day, we explored the ancient ruins of Ephesus, which
has the largest amphitheater of the ancient world, seating 25,000! The ...
... 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 Selšuk swelled as a result of this gradual exodus.
But modern Selšuk 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 ...