This was the second stop on our cruise this summer. We actually docked in Kusadasi, Turkey, but our group was interested in seeing the ruins of Ephesus. If you're blonde like me, it might be awhile before it dawns on you that this is where Paul was among the Ephesians. Yeah...my family laughed at me when I finally figured that one out.
This was in Kusadasi. We walked around it for a bit after we saw Ephesus. We went through the market there, walked some of the streets and sampled some sweets. Turks are VERY VERY pushy when it comes to their markets. I don't like being hassled so it wasn't fun for me.
These were some of the sweets we ate. They were coated in pistachios (which I love) but the center was marshamallow (which I don't like). I ate one, but it wasn't the best thing I had on the trip by far.
This is a view from Kusadasi looking at our cruise ship. I loved that the old man just happened to be fishing there.
This is some of the ruins of Ephesus. If you've ever been to Pompeii, it reminds me somewhat of it. It was interesting to see where the exclusive shops had been, where the lead pipes that carried water were, etc.
Me in the ancient public bathrooms of Ephesus.
This is the library at Ephesus. Probably one of the better preserved buildings.
Their are just random columns around. They are actually still excavating a lot of the ruins, so the work there is far from completed.
Next stop on our trip was my favorite: Santorini, Greece