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... Ephesus is really a collection of a few different ancient sites. Some of the most famous are the Library of Celsus, Temple of Artemis, and Temple of Hadrian.
After walking through most of the ruins, we walked up to the ancient amphitheater. As soon as I saw it, I knew Ryder wouldn't miss an opportunity to have us sing there. We went down to the bottom of this gigantic amphitheater and starting setting up ...
... hill and up another one it was ‘get over it, there’s 75 minutes to fill in, find something to do’. Pete was all over the place like a mountain goat, found an abandoned church with a man outside wearing a NZ 2011 world cup shirt – the man said ‘got through my uncle’s gate and his garden, have a look’ so he did but it was all locked up and looked as though the roof was collapsing. But it was an adventure anyway and ...
... factory where saw fashion show after being offered drinks, juice,beer, wine(vinegar), and then endured the hard- sell that followed, but it proved to be true that if two guys stand beside each other with their arms folded they repel all boarders. We were left alone!! The gear was lovely but so expensive!
Before going on to Izmir called in to the House of the Virgin Mary and St Johns Church, but ...
What a day!
Daryl and I went on a 61/2 hour tour of Ephesus, and the kids went to "the staff are really mean, but there is going to be a few good activities on", Kids Club.
Ephesus is considered one of the greatest outdoor museums in Turkey, and is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
It used to be a Port City, but the sea has receded over the centuries ...
... surviving remains. We had heard of an actual Trojan horse that has been put up there for the amusement of kids, but did not think it worthy of a separate trip. The nearby Gallipoli peninsula also did not hold that much fascination for us despite its monumental importance as the site of a tragic battle in the beginning of the 20th century.
No point in delaying it any longer. It is time to hit the Big Pomegranate.
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