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Last morning in Istanbul and a last walk around the old city. As it was Friday we were advised to head for the airport early as the traffic could be busy. Busy is an understatement. The Turks are insane drivers and the traffic is horrendous so the advice was absolutely spot on! Without the police working intersections everything would come to a standstill and often does. We did however make it in time for our flight and then had to rearrange ...
... we had plenty opportunity to enjoy this impressive site in solitude. When we see for ourselves, the Altar of Zeus, the substantial remains of Temple of Athena, the Arsenal, and the less obvious, Middle City, Roman Bath and Defensive wall fragments, it is easy to imagine how advanced ancient civilizations were. It is more difficult to understand the decline. It is estimated that 150,000 to 200,000 ...
... our main problem is that we are not singing in a formation that allows us to hear who we need to hear. I also think we should squeeze a little closer to each other and round out our formation a bit more. But some songs, like "The Heart's Cry," and "Sing Me to Heaven," sounded pretty nice.
So right as we were about to perform our last song, a security guard came out and called out to us. At first we couldn't understand exactly what he was saying, ...
... etc. Yusuf did say that recently discovered writings are fairly believable and he should know, but it’s a church ‘fact’ not archaeologically proven.
We were all really tired by this time but the pace didn’t slacken and we ended up at a small village, Sirince, which on the face of it was a market spread out along several small winding streets and I felt I honestly couldn’t be bothered. However, once we’d walked ...
... 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!