Monday, November 24, 2008
From Bodrum to Kas
Abby can't post right now because she has a content little kitten in her lap, so it's up to me tell you all about our Turkish travels. We spent yesterday in Bodrum, although we were out of luck as far as diving goes - season is over there. Instead, we went to see what's left of the Mausoleum (answer: not much), in the process scratching another of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World off the list.
Although we weren't able to dive, we were able to experience what it is like to discover ancient underwater wrecks at the excellent Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology. In addition to excellent preserved shipwrecks with glass and amphorae from as far back as 14th Century BC, the museum, housed in a Crusader fortress constructed from the remains of the Mausoleum, has live peacocks and Roman statuary. A little of everything.
Today, we travelled by bus from Bodrum to Kas, another small town on the coast (this time, the Mediterranean instead of the Aegean - we've turned the corner). I've got to say that the Turkish bus system is pretty awesome; we've made our way down the coast without any hiccups, and we'll keep our fingers crossed that continues.