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... You then exit the house into a courtyard. By continuing on the walkway you get to three faucets feed by a spring and a long wish wall. The wish wall has thousands of wishes or prayers to the Virgin Mary written in many different languages. After walking a little farther you come back to the cistern and exit where you came in. I asked our tour guide why the statue of the Virgin Mary had no hands. He said the story goes that during the ...
After our visit to The House of Mary, we went to the ancient Roman ruins in Ephesus. These ruins once were a thriving city for the Romans in the 2,3, and 4th centuries A.D. The 2,3, and 4th centuries A.D. were this city's most impressive and the location of Ephesus was key in the success of the city. It was also the 3rd largest city of Asia Minor at the time. The ruins have impressive structure even today and feature signature Roman statues, columns and stone streets.
While at ...
... has a vibe of a small beach town. The second town we visited was also on the Aegean Sea. One of the Greek islands is so close that the mountains can be seen in the distance. The water is so clear that you can take clean photos of the sea urchins on the rocks. While we were by the water, Maddie and I befriended a dog who tried to follow us back into town. He was adorable. Later in town, we went to an ice cream shop, ...
... of the world in 2010.
I then headed back to the hostel, grabbing dinner on the way before heading to bed early, as the bus to Gallipoli was leaving at 6.30am.
Things of Note:
- The amazing Blue Mosque was built between 1609-1617 and hasn't lost an ounce of its' beauty in all that time. And instead of taking our shoes off at the door, like all the other Mosques, we head to carry our shoes in a bag (as it was so busy).
- One Turkish fella who was ...
... on the black box, then click on the left (go) arrow.
I know it was completely inappropriate, but as I was walking amidst all the tombs, I wanted to sing "Bring out your dead." AKA Monty Python. I chalked it up to the heat making me goofy.
Here is Mary plugging away hiking among the dead. She said if she'd gotten much hotter she would have joined them.
Happily, she ...