Wyndham Izmir Ozdilek
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A wonderful international hotel.
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... were destroyed by fire but the building remains & restoration is ongoing. Archeological work is continuous in Ephesus.
Selcuk was founded after an earthquake damaged Ephesus people moved away. Over time the earlier harbour became land. St John died there aged 92 & in 1870 the location of the House of Mary was confirmed. St John's Basilica was built there in 534AD. Lunch was a delicious item called Gozleme- ...
... TomTom had us turn off too soon and, once again, we ended up in a white knuckle situation of trying to navigate through impossibly narrow winding cobblestone streets of the village up and up and up toward the ruins.
We had been initiated in Ayvalik and didn't flinch at narrow lanes designed for donkey traffic well before cars were invented. We faithfully followed TomTom's turn by turn ...
... Muslims, and a spot by the road with a view for some group photos. We again had some very nice weather, making this trip a real treat.
When we arrived at the Ephesus museum, we made a quick stop at one of the little gift shops for a few souvenirs. As we entered the ruins, I was taken aback at just how massive everything was. I took pictures, but there really is just no comparison to standing next to some of these places.
For those who ...
... them in before the Italians left for the season on Sunday. They had also been restoring the small temple on the little plateau, putting back floor slabs and some of the columns.
It was a lot easier going downhill to the theatre which has the only intact proscenium so you get a true idea of what the population saw two thousand years ago. I just gasped when we walked in at the top and looked down, it is stunningly beautiful. That’s all I can ...
And, sadly, there came our last final day in Turkey. As though to further taunt our departure, we walked out of our hotel into a cloudless day in the mid-60's, with the palm trees lining our street making Izmir seem as much a paradise as possible for a city sharing a latitude with Chicago.
We had little idea what to expect from the day; the plan was to visit a LaSallian high school in a nearby neighborhood and meet with some of the students and faculty, but ...