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... sites we made our way back to Istanbul to be met by the tour group which will take us to Gallipoli, Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours. We had a dinner and information session with the group. We are staying at the same hotel as the Indian president, so security is extra high and there are police everywhere...and we just asssumed it was all for ...
... for dinner and the biggest kebab's came out! Luckily we hadn't had lunch. Wednesday (12th) our breakfast at this hotel is the same as the last but with the option of cereal. After breakfast we walked to the train station and purchased two return tickets to Selcuk, to go to the ancient city of Ephesus (2nd largest roman city in the world) . The train took about an hour and when we arrived in Selcuk the sun was shining and warm as we walked through the lovely little town ...
... Muslims, and a spot by the road with a view for some group photos. We again had some very nice weather, making this trip a real treat.
When we arrived at the Ephesus museum, we made a quick stop at one of the little gift shops for a few souvenirs. As we entered the ruins, I was taken aback at just how massive everything was. I took pictures, but there really is just no comparison to standing next to some of these places.
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The Marble Hall (from 275 AD), Lion Room and Room of Erots were of particular interest, especially as some of then sunk due to earthquakes.
I then stumbled upon an un-excavated part of the ruins, which was awesome, before jumping back on the bus at dusk to head home.
By the time I got home, it was late, so I just had dinner and watched Bayern Munich dismantle Man City before going to bed.
Things of Note:
- The excavations have ...
... most enormous carpet shop for a demo and sales pitch. It’s part of a co-operative where people are given looms and the carpets are sold through the co-operatives so it provides employment. They showed us how silk is wound off the cocoons (can get 1.5km of thread off one cocoon apparently), and the dead silk bugs can be sold to Neutrogena, they use the proteins in their products Then we went downstairs to look at their beautiful carpets, honestly ...