Saturday, April 18, 2015

Ephesus (Selcuk Turkey)

It is official I am now a backpacker while I await Fred's arrival from Mumbai. Instead of just hanging in Istanbul I decided to take a one week best of Turkey tour. So, what better way to experience the backpacker life than to take a 12 hour overnight bus. I now understand why the people debarking those buses look like the walking dead.


But all is forgiven after I arrived at my first destination in the city of Selcuk.


A few kilometres outside the city you will find the famous ruins of Ephesus.


Ephesus was an ancient Greek city on the coast of Ionia. It was built in 10th century BC and eventually came under the rule of the Roman Republic.


The goddess Nike 
Yup, thats who your shoes are named after.



The library of Celsus


The auditorium for entertainment and government speaking.




The city was famed for Temple of Artemis which is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Sadly this is all that is left of the building.


The greatest thing about taking tours is you are always guaranteed to be souffl├ęd through some tourist trap. 
You never just want the plain old fake watch it has to be genuinely fake. 





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