Travel Blogs from Karlovasi
... our money on her coat.
Short walk back to the ship stopping to purchase more things we certainly didn't need!
Tonight after dinner instead of the usual shows we went up the pool deck and watched a movie under the stars "Wrath of the Titans", I liked the movie, Jim thought he could have slept through it, they give you warmed up wool blankets, serve you pizza, popcorn, cookies and milk and anything else you could ask for.
Another great ...
... buffet breakfast. From there I went up to the palace
theatre where our group was meeting for the optionals. This was also
where all the other groups were meeting as well. When our group was
called we headed off the ship and through the port area to the
waiting buses. Here we caught a 30 minute bus ride to the ruins of
Ephesus. We got dropped off at the front and with our guide started
... had the rest of the day free to do whatever we wanted for our last day in Kusadasi. Six of us decided to go to Kusadasi Port to go shopping and have lunch within the Kusadasi Bazaar. We spent all afternoon shopping and haggling for items we wanted. The latter half of the day was spent splashing in the sea and soaking up the sun at Ladies Beach which was close to our hotel. The nighttime was filled with team spirit as we cheered on the ...
Mon 28.03.11 - today is bike collection day. Wrong. A quick change of plans and we drove 85 km south to visit the ancient site of Efes which is supposed to be one of the best preserved Greek/Roman sites in the eastern Mediterranean. So with fellow travellers Darren and Phill, we headed off and checked it out.
On arrival we parted with 7.5 Turkish lire (about $4 AUS) to park then another ...
... we started in the top city. This area had mainly Greek ruins and Amy explained that the Greeks didn’t have mortar so there were no arches here. She showed us how the columns were locked together with male and female faces and said they would have been joined with lead but that would have been looted over time. Of course, many of the original blocks would have also been taken but the lead was the most portable. The main building material was the local marble so we did ...