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Today, we got to sleep in for two reasons. One, we didn't arrive in Izmir, Turkey until 11:30, and two, Dave didn't knock a towel bar off the bathroom wall at o'dark early like he did yesterday awakening everyone on the starboard side of the ship and all fish within 100 yards. Those sound waves are still reverberating around this ship. A late port arrival meant we had to cram more into a shorter amount of time, but we could do that. We have efficiency mastered at this point.
We made friends today. Actually, we have made some great new friends everyday since we left Istanbul! I think the comradrie of traveling in a foreign country inspires people to get friendly and share openly. We woke up in the wonderful seaside hotel in Kasadasi, a port city outside of Izmir. We got on our tour bus with a new guide - you won't guess what his name was!? Fayzullah!! Lol, he said we couldn't call him Fay though! (I secretly preferred the ...
... claim on the Anatolian shore. It is an amazing place. It is hard to believe they could build such huge structures back in ancient times.
We then went to the Basilica of St. John, constructed in the fifth century. It is built over the tomb of the evangelist St. John and the site of the Temple of Artemis, one of the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Temple no longer exists and the building material was ...
Tuesday 26th June
Today was my tour of Ephesus, an ancient town next to Selcuk, the town I was staying in. Ephesus is one of, if not the, most preserved ancient Greek towns in the world and is over 3000 years old and used to have a population of over 300,000 people. Our tour however began at another location just up the mountain from Ephesus. Nestled in the forest is a ...
... the life style”!
Samos – The Greek Thing Checklist - Achieved
- Small whitewashed fishing village
· Turquoise blue water and pebble beach
· Small multi-coloured handmade wooden boats
· White orthodox church with blue dome
· Restaurant with grilled calamari and fish, with locally made wine and Greek background music.
· Man sitting at the ...