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... of Cleopatra and the Emperor, who finally gave a “thumbs up” reprieve to the vanquished fighter.
Our next excavated Roman site was much smaller.
The ruins at Didyma consisted of three very impressive columns, the only ones still standing of the original 24 columns of the Temple of Apollo. We walked to an inner courtyard with a holy spring used by soothsayers.
It ran dry ...
... few nights at a time but we are coming to the conclusion that our budget allocation for decent accommodation which allows us a decent night's sleep might be a tad unrealistic. Soft cotton sheets - and in fact sheets that actually fit the bed - we now realise are indeed a real luxury....our bedding was really rough but as Canefucious says It's a bonus when you can sleep and exfoliate at the same time..... there's been a lot of tugging going on as we ...
... surreal experience to be part of such an authentic ceremony as these 'whirling boys cam be seen in many shows' but ours was such a rich experience. The men and one 10year old boy who were twirling did so for 20min non stop it was amazing. The ladies on the second level were so gorgeous as they made sure we could see and gave us the best spots and they could not speak a word of English. The music was mesmerizing and the peel were in like meditation. Amazing. ...
... us to set up and sing. It took a second to comprehend that we were performing here! Once we got it together we started to set up. It took about 15 minutes but we finally got it all set up. We then started to sing through all of our pieces: the Turkish, Greek, and English. We didn't have a chance to warm-up, so we literally just started singing, and of course we started with hardest piece "Entaresi"!! The acoustics were amazing!!! It is incredible ...
... socks). I don't know anything about this site and since I was alone and it was quiet I simply reflected on what it might have been or meant to the citizens of Ephesus.
I eventually wandered back to the bus. Our next visit was to the House of the Virgin Mary - a much smaller site and strangely moving. There are probably four different countries that claim to have the final house ...
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Aydin Mugla Karayolu 3. km., Aydin | 4 star hotelfrom $109