Ephesus

Trip Start May 20, 2013
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Trip End Jun 27, 2013


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Flag of Turkey  , Turkish Aegean Coast,
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Finally Adam could see the place where his favourite Turkish beer Efes was made,Yes Ephesus!
No? OK well Ephesus was a really old, in fact ancient Greek, later Roman city on the coast of Ionia about 5 mins drive from Selcuk.Selcuk(pron.Sell chook) was a place we arrived 8 hours after leaving Eceabat , after crossing the Dardanelles on a ferry and a very long bus ride.In Selcuk we Stayed at the very charming(I'm being very kind) Kiwi Pension.After a terrible dinner and a good nights sleep went to vist the very old city of Ephesus along with about 3000 cruise liner biddies.We were driven out there via a carpet factory(of course) and dropped off.We walked through the ruins,It was very hot and did I mention it was crowded?
A general consensus of the the Phillips family is that the library of celsus was pretty cool but as far a Roman ruins goes it ain't got nothin' on Pompeii although only 15% of Ephesus has been excavated.Don't get me wrong it was impressive but the word Roman ruins is right it is ruined.They have been slowly trying to excavate and rebuild it for 150 years.The city was once famous for the temple of Artemis(one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world),It also once had a population of over 250000 in the 1st century BC.

Although we loved all this history it was time to hit the coast.We made our way back to Selcuk by way of a taksi and chatted to a crazy/nice turk who gave us all tiny evil eye pins.Off to the Otogar to catch the next bus to Fethyie..............
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