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The theatre is the largest theatre of the ancient world, it could seat 45,000 people so that must have been a real sight – now it’s just rough stonework but it would have been covered in marble and would have had the proscenium which has been gradually robbed of stone, but the view looked out to the harbour, a very important trading port. Up until ten years ago they held concerts in the theatre (Pavarotti, Tina Turner, Michael ...
... to what we have in NZ. In the park an electronic clock was showing 33C (the high for the day was 36C) and it certainly was hot, but it was ok walking in the sun but I just felt it if I stood still.
We were back on board half an hour early, at 1.30pm and the ship departed at 2.30pm. I was initially surprised that most of our port stops depart early afternoon instead of 5 or 6pm but in fact the timing is about right in this hot weather and we ...
... way. Then we saw some kittens. They were cute. Awwww. Now I am not classical history buff, but essentially, Ephesus’ main features were the amphitheatre, library, baths, gyms and brothels. It is sort of reassuring to know, that we essentially do not change as humans.
Overall, our time in Turkey was ‘gobbletastic’ (hahahahahahaha). Oh, and we spent a day in Bodrum which is a touristic ****-hole. Next stop, Greece for 3 weeks. Hip-hop-hooray!
It is a great day -I am out of solitary confinement and it feels good to be back allowed into civilisation.
We have another 'at sea' day today, and it is gorgeous outside.
A laze by the pool was on the agenda.
Daryl went to the Gym and entered a Ping Pong Competition. ( He was a bit put out that he was knocked out in the first round), and the kids have caught up on their journals.
... which was quite well preserved. We walked for about an hour and a half with the guide explaining so much stuff i cannot remember most of it. Suffice to say its very impressive, particularly the library and the amphitheatre which can hold 25,000 people. Apparently St Paul preached in this place during the 3 years he lived in Ephesus. It was quite warm and very busy, but well worth it. Following this another short ride took us to where St ...
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