Greg & Tracy - 2016 Europe & Asia travel blog

Landscape on the drive from Datca to Selcuk.

Palm Wing Hotel ... Greg is pointing to our room

Pamukcuk beach where we are staying ... a popular fishing spot for...

View from our room

Ephesus - Map

Ephesus - Grand Theatre

Ephesus - Grand Theatre

Ephesus - Streets are made of marble

Ephesus - Celsus Library

Ephesus - Celsus Library

Magnesian Gate



Hadrins Gate - gateway marks the junction of the Processional Way

Ancient Public toilet room ... a water trough at the base of...


Ephesus Terrace Houses being restored

Frescos found on the wall of the Terrace Houses

We are now along the coast near the town Selcuk and the Ephesus ruins. We lucked out big time ... found a great deal on a nice all-inclusive hotel. Not normally our thing, but heck, why not?

As expected, we have eaten way more than we should have and definatley drank our share. Hotel is good ... but there are a MILLION kids here. It is a big family day weekend given the 29th is Turkey's national holiday and this is pretty much the last touristy weekend for the year. The weather is getting cooler and only the really really brave ones are out on the beach. Again, the people here are what makes the place special. We'vemet so e really nice people here and had a great time.

One more ruin ... Ephesus ...

Walking through the main entrance of the city, we were immediately in awe of the sights. Its the largest and most impressive ruins we've seen so far and glad we saved the best for last. Grooved in chariot wheels and streets made of marble, lead to wonderful temples, the Grand Theatre, Celsus Library, Terrace Houses and more. Ephesus city is proof and testimony of the greatness and prominence of an ancient civilization. With approx 5% of the city preserved you can see how time and history repeats itself with the rise and fall of this great city all throughout the ages. It was built in the 10 century BC and has way too much history to summarize in the blog so here is a link woth lots of great info (

Our time in Turkey and Europe has come to an end and we head out tomorrow (Nov 1st) for the Asian leg of our travels. We have a loooooong flight day (Izmir ... to ... Istanbul ... to ... Dubai ... to ... Kuala Lumpur) where we will visit parts of Malaysia and Thailand that we haven't been to yet.

Happy Hallowe'en to all!


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