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... pleasant to talk with, it was apparent out idle conversation had inspired an opportunity to make a sale. After over an hour of one-way negotiations (we were adamant that we weren't buying a rug), we finally thanked him for his time and found our way downstairs. Before leaving, he introduced us to his sister on the bottom floor...who could give us a very good price on diamonds! We quickly scurried through the jewelry showroom and ...
... wealthy buildings as it was well known that these were the best made and would house items of the most value. Our tour then took us through an area named "the Terraced Houses". This is a portion of Ephesus that has had "modern roofing" installed over it and is having many of the buildings restored. They were simply amazing. The first of these houses was a large home owned by a wealthy resident, built over quite a large footprint and multi storied. The archeologists working there ...
... and very enjoyable. Next up was the "carpet presentation" also included in every tour. We hadn't been looking forward to it as we knew it would be a hard sell opportunity. However, we were very pleasantly surprised (again!) to find that - although clearly choreographed and still very much a sales pitch - the presentation was educational and interesting as well. We were served our choice of beverage (we went with Turkish coffee) in a modern, ...
Had an early start this morning as we arrived in Turkey. Toured the village of Kusadasi. Visited the ruins in Emphesus which was very interesting. Had time to explore and take many photos. The theatre was particularly good. Next visit was at a school where they make rugs. Mum had a quick lesson and can now master rug ...
... br> We stopped to see the ruins of a hamam (bath house) which looked like stone bee hives, and then to “The cave of the Seven Sleepers” where seven young Christians apparently escaped and took shelter, falling asleep and supposedly waking up 200 years later when Christianity had become the official religion. It was hot and dusty there (but free) and the best part – other than the prayer tree which actually looked like it was covered in bits ...