The library façade is the prize of Efesus and likely one of the most well-recognized images in all of Turkey. Its handsome pillars and platforms grace the back of the 20 Lira banknote. It is indeed a brilliant work of art. Tourists are still allowed to get as close to it as they could possibly want to get and examine it from all angles.
before mom went back across the ocean... August 3rd 2008 I think my remarkably low expectations for Kuşadası actually allowed me to enjoy it more once we got there. Sure, the seaside is cluttered with mammoth cruise ships. Sure, restaurants list their prices in Euros on their all-English menus. Sure, the sand on the beach has been almost completely obscured by the densest possible coating of towels, umbrellas, and flesh. Sure, the souvenir shops s ... read more
Middle East » Turkey » Marmara » Istanbul 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