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Travel Blogs from Aydin
On the vineyard's terrace at breakfast time, Hilli decides to seek out the company of some other guests, a couple from the States. Clearly conversation with Guy is, as usual, rather opaque at this time in the morning. I suppose that if we're brutally honest, this is probably true at many other moments in the day as well! Our plan is to explore Ephesus... and so, not surprisingly, is theirs. Hilli agrees to compare notes at dinner. The Raven arrives at the ...
... eventually lost its position of power and was abandoned.
It was hot today - over 100 degrees (our guide estimated 105). But it was so interesting to walk through this ancient city that we did not even notice the heat!
After touring as much of the city as we could, we came back to our hotel in Sirince for showers and dinner.
Tomorrow, we have the morning in Sirince before flying back to Istanbul to prepare for the journey home.
... and John gave their presentation on Islamic music! They were very informative, and besides the very bumpy ride caused by the mountain road, gave an excellent and informative presentation! After that we all passed out and then made it back to the hotel and now it is time for dinner! I am sure after we eat we will explore what Izmir has to offer and then hit the bed to get ready for tomorrow!
... or book one of his tours. People here are just genuinely friendly.
Met a couple of Taiwanese guys at the train station. Chatted for a bit. It felt weird using Mandarin in Turkey, but whatever.
Train ride from Selcuk to Izmir airport was good. All stops were announced in Turkish and English. Flight from Izmir to Istanbul was fine too.
The worst part of getting to Cappadocia was the five-hour wait in Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen airport for ...
... 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 ...
Other places to stay in Aydin
Aydin Mugla Karayolu 3. km., Aydin | 4 star hotelfrom $109