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This morning we were picked up at 9am and taken to see St John's Basillica, the House of the Virgin Mary, and Ephesus. They were all pretty spectacular and full of history. Only 8% of Ephesus has been uncovered and it is over 2km long. When it was a thriving town, over 380,000 people lived there so it must have been enormous.
... to safety. The rest of the night we spent organising our bus tickets for tomorrow, resting our poor old legs and going out for some dinner. Thursday (13th) after a drawn out breakfast and packing our bags we checked out and put our bags into luggage storage. We walked around Izmir out to Agora, which we decided not to go in as we could clearly see all the ruins from the outside and it was only a small area. We kept walking along the main road where every shop seemed to ...
... 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, ...
... made it to the top. The view from the top was incredible, as it highlighted how big Izmir is and how exposed it is to the ocean (shown by hurricane winds that day).
After that, I rushed back to the hotel, grabbed my bag and made my way to the bus station. Today I was headed to the world- renowned 'Pumakkale' or calcium flats.
It again took three buses, but this time, it took nearly five hours. On top on that, I had to organize storage for my big bag that afternoon, while ...
... crossed with the royal show!
- traditionally Turkish coffee is served with a glass of water. A guest who sips the water first is indicating they are hungry but sipping the coffee first means you are fine!
- The western part of turkey (the more modern region) and the young and educated immensely dislike the current president and are afraid he will rig the next election again! They are very passionate about politics and many ...