Hotel First Class
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... a quiet day.
In the afternoon we went to the newly refurbished Ephesus Museum. It was very impressive with its beautiful busts, sculptures, statues and artefacts, but also in the way the works have been displayed. It is mind boggling to walk through a museum like this with so many ancient works dating back to 7,000-6,000 BC!
... area around Kushadasi. She spoke of the abundance of the local farmers who engage in significant agriculture activity….largely focused on olives, cotton, peach, fig, pomegranate and artichokes. Interestingly, cotton is considered the number one crop in Turkey and that seems to make sense with all the textiles that come from that region of world. As we viewed the more modern apartment buildings in Kushadai and the clean, good looking farm lands in ...
After a night of bush camping we drove for about an hour to reach the town of Selcuk. Also camped here but at a campground so had power and flat ground to sleep on. Although we did have a mosque about 50m from our tents so got woken up at 4.45 each morning for the loudspeaker call to pray chanting. During the day it's actually quite peaceful sounding but not so much that early in the ...
... came to an abrupt stop with a long downpour this afternoon. Thankfully we were inside the only covered area at Ephesus where excavation is going on what used to be living quarters. Walls are still adorned with frescoes and they had a sophisticated plumbing that created steam rooms, hot, warm and cold running water and toilet areas. Much of the terra cotta tiled plumbing is still in place. The details of the frescoes, from floor to ceiling, is ...
No trip to Turkey would be complete without a visit to Ephesus. With an estimated population of 56,000 people at its peek during Roman rule, it was the third largest city in Roman Asia Minor. It's a magnet for tourists and with its abundance of history to explore it’s not hard to imagine why. Ephesus contains the largest collection of Roman ruins in the eastern Mediterranean. What’s even more astonishing is ...