Thursday, November 20, 2008

The road to Ephesus

On Wednesday, we took a ferry up the Bosphorus and spent a few hours in Andalou Kavagi, a small town located where the Bosphorus meets the Black Sea, on the Asian side of Turkey. We walked up to a castle at the top of a hill overlooking the Black Sea, taking in the views and also checking out the local livestock.

Yesterday was a travel day - fast ferry from Istanbul to Bandirma (across the Sea of Marmara), train from Bandirma to Izmir, and then bus from Izmir to Selcuk. 13 solid hours of budget travel. Selcuk is within walking distance of Ephesus, one of the best preserved towns from antiquity; we're headed there this morning.

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