Last Day in Turkey June 13th 2012 Finished up with the main sites in Selcuk today. Started at St. John's Basilica, which is literally right across the street from my hotel. This was a massive place in its day, and actually holds the tomb of St. John. Fun to just wander around the ruins. Next checked out a cool ruined mosque just down the street before heading to the absolutely pitiful remains of one of the Seven Wonders of the ... read more
Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Selçuk 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
The best places aren't on any maps.
- Herman Melville
At the end of all of our exploration we will arrive back at the beginning and know that place for the very first time.
- T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to confront only the essential facts of life, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not truly lived.
- Henry David Thoreau, Walden... full info