Day 228 – 14. December 2013

At breakfast I meet Sarah and Scott and we had to tell so many stories that they decided to stay another day in Selcuk. After a very long breakfast it was time to visit Efes or Ephesus.

I cycled about 2 km to the entrance and could safely store my bike behind the ticket office.

Efes is a very old town founded more than 3000 years ago.

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Compared to Troy, these ruins are much more impressive. Especially the theater with a capacity of about 24.000 seatings.

I had a nice time and perfect weather strolling around Efes.

On the way back I also stopped at the ruins of the Temple of Artemis. One of the  Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

There is really not much to see. The main attraction was some very cute puppies.


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Some time later, after I got back to the pension, I meet with Sarah and Scott and they had an invitation for tea from a carpet seller.


Mehmet served us some tea in his shop and afterwards showed us a place to eat. After we had dinner we played a very common game in Turky called OK. We had a lot of fun talking and playing and finally Mehmet and I won the game and Sarah and Scott had to pay for the tea.

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