Chapter 4 - DAY17 - Greek island Cruise (Day 2) September 23rd 2011 TURKEY - EPHESUS
Overnight the ship sailed from Mykonos to the Turkish port of Kusadasi. It was quite exciting for us stopping in Turkey, another very different country. We took the optional excursion to the ancient ruins of Ephesus – we walked down a street that was almost 3000 years old! Streets that were walked by John the Baptist, Marc Antony and Cleopatra, it was all a bit surreal.
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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
We are new to travelling and new to blogging. The kids are off our hands and the mortgage is under control so we're celebrating doing the hard yards - and surviving them by heading off on our Big OE (about 30 years late)! We leave Wellington New Zealand on 23 July and will spend 3 months exploring UK/Europe,a mixture of organised tours and independent travel.
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