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... house of Mary, mother of Jesus. This is a very holy and revered place for those who hold specific religious beliefs. As a person who is not religious, it was simply a destination of interest. We wrote a wish and pinned it to the wish wall. Legend has it that you have to come back in 7 years if your wish has come true.
Next stop on our itinerary was the ancient city of Ephesus, a city over 2000 years old that ...
... left the table before dessert to go to the room and go to sleep. This meant that Nate and I got to share her stracciatella (chocolate chip) gelato. They’ve got all these fancy desserts on the menu each night and the kids and I, at this point, just order the gelato. When we get home, I’m going to severely miss my gelato dessert each night.
Ephesus is one of those “once in a lifetime” places. It’s ...
... down through the town passing the ancient sites of an ampitheatre, bath houses, a library, a great theatre, concert hall, market square, terrace houses, toilets, etc. A lot of the city is still underground and will probably never be uncovered in an attempt to preserve it. There would have been hundreds of tourists walking through the city today, which would ...
... getting back to selcuk, I headed off to visit its two main attractions after ephesus, St. John's basilica and its fortress. The basilica was built over St. John the baptists tomb, who retired to selcuk after the crucifixion of Jesus, reputedly with Mary in tow. The cathedral, if fully restored, would still be the 7th biggest in the world today, so it's proportions are truly immense, but it's a ruin today, which I quite like (I don't know why but I love ruins, I find them ...
There are two Turkish gentlemen who happen to be touring around Turkey on a similar itinerary to ours. They drive a little old station wagon, about the size of the first Subarus that came out but with no badging. Because they are Turkish and own the roads, they make the most of them - when there are three lanes, they wander haphazardly across all three, when there are two, they like to have half of the car on each side of the dividing line so ...
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