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Travel Blogs from Kusadasi
... at 6 PM this evening. I think I know much the bill is going to be! I had improved a lot, the numbers from the tests were much better, but my lungs were still rattling.
So we got off the ship about noon, and wandered through the bazaar where we bought a few souvenirs from the very aggressive vendors. Like Greece, the Turkish economy has suffered and they are thrilled to see tourists in the markets. I didn't even have the desire to bargain on ...
... forgetting to write about. One is that their sewer system is not designed to handle toilet paper. So every public restroom you use has a garbage can simply for the toilet paper. Thirty some-odd years of flushing toilet paper makes it pretty automatic and I occasionally forget.
Second of all, there is a serious lack of alcohol on this trip. In Italy we had wine every night served with dinner. And as far ...
... an old center of worship of a native nature goddess, who was equated with the Greek Artemis, and c.550 B.C. a large temple was built.
The main points of interest here at Ephesus are the Temple of Artemis, Library of Celsus, Basilica of St. John, Prytaneion and Church of Mary.
Kusadasi is a lovely port, and the people are friendly and welcoming. A resort town worth stopping in if you are exploring this part of the world.
The guide gave us lots of information about the
city and what went on here, he also told us about the work to uncover
the city, that only a small part of it was seen, the rest buried. He
also told us how the river changed course and now is far away. We
walked through the ruins, saw the bath houses, main street, temples
and the library. This was great. There were also lots of statues
... as Michel teasingly added! :-)
Well, I devoured with my very own eyes every little details of this library’s fašade! I even put my hands on its marble columns and walls feeling the energy in them before venturing inside the structure. It was a great feeling! As for Michel, no, he didn’t feel anything, he wants me to add!