|Ephesus and Kusadasi, day 7
||[Oct. 20th, 2008|02:35 pm]
Day seven, after a day at sea, we arrive at the second country on our tour, Turkey. We docked at Kusadasi and took a tour to see Ephesus, an excellently preserved and restored site. Our tickets also included access to the still-under-excavation Terrace Houses, which are carefully being preserved inside a well roofed area, and with glass walkways so that as little of the site is disturbed by tourism as possible. They offer limited admission to this area for an additional fee, the proceeds of which fund the archaeological work. We took a lot of pictures here as well, because there was a lot to see. By the way, the Library of Celsius is a stunning piece of work that any city public library should consider emulating. Afterward, we returned to Kusadasi proper, and were treated to a carpet weaving demonstration and sales pitch. The afternoon was characterized by an overpriced lunch and souvenir shopping.
Pictures up at Picasa.
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