After about 15 minutes of driving it was time to climb another mountain. Our bus took us up yet another twisty road that rose above the very flat plain below. Our tour guide informed us that this was a river plain that once emptied into the Aegean. It silted-up over the years, and like Mycenae, the shoreline gradually moved miles away. Those are olive trees down below us. The stone columns between the trees and the hill are ruins of the town gate. This is probably 3-4 miles from the main archaeological site. This was one huge city for its time.
Day Sixteen (Sunday) July 9th 2006 When I woke this morning I could still feel our ship moving. Debarkation for Patmos was supposed to start at 9:30. In my windowless room it was a bit difficult to guess just what time of day it might be and not having a decent watch with me I had no idea what was going on. After laying awake in bed for maybe 15 minutes while Mike blissfully dreamt of diving with frolicking dolphins and discover ... read more
Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Kusadasi Modern Turkey was founded in 1923 from the Anatolian remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire by national hero Mustafa KEMAL, who was later honored with the title Ataturk, or "Father of the Turks." Under his authoritarian leadership, the country adopt... ... read more
My wife and I met thirty-five years ago when we both worked for the airlines. We got out of the business when deregulation "ruined" it. Now she takes me with her students on her educational trips abroad.
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