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Istanbul, Turkey. Since I spent considerable time in Istanbul, I didn't have to ask someone random for a pic. She is a very good friend of mine. :)
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Day 6: We checked out of ANZ Guesthouse and went to explore Temple of Artemis (One of the seven wonders of the ancient world) and St. John’s Basilica (burial site of St. John). Post lunch we visited Kusadasi which is one of the main ports in Turkey. We returned to Selcuk to collect our luggage and take the overnight bus to Antalya. We travelled by a Pamukkale Turizm bus that departed from Selcuk at 12:00 am midnight.
192 Kms from Usak
Day 4: We arrived at Selcuk at about 07:00 am and checked into ANZ Guesthouse. We visited Ephesus and explored the ruins and then visited Mother Mary’s home, which many Catholics consider a pilgrimage. Later in the evening, we browsed through the Saturday Market at Selcuk.
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There was a knot in my stomach as I walked past clothing shops displaying life-jackets for sale. Inflatable rafts, some designed to carry two people, three at most. Diesel motors lined-up on the street outside shops that sell tourist souvenirs inside. While the rest of the world debates the migrant/refugee lexicon, in Izmir the inflow of Syrians has decisively created a multi-million dollar "raft economy" that supplies provisions for their sometimes fatal exit across the border into the European Union.
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Antalya – Situated on the coast, provides one of the most breathtaking views – the turquoise waters with mountains in the background.
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Day 7 (April 29): Pamukkale (includes breakfast and dinner)*Breakfast*After breakfast, drive to Pamukkale*En route, stop at Aphrodisias, which was the city dedicated to the cult of Aphrodite. Visit the Sculptor’s Museum*Lunch*Visit Hierapolis in the afternoon, then stroll over the calcareous terraces of Pamukkale*Overnight stay in Pamukkale
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Selcuk – A quaint little town which houses the Ephesus, the Temple of Artemis (one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world) and the house of Virgin Mary (it is believed that Mother Mary spent her last few days here when St John brought her to Turkey after the death of Jesus). It’s also just a few hours away from Pammukale (the cotton castle with the hot springs and travertine) and few minutes away from Kusadasi which is one of the biggest ports in Turkey where most of the cruise ships halt.