Frankfurt, Germany | August 21, 2005
Nürnberg, Germany | August 22, 2005
Füssen, Germany | August 25, 2005
Graz, Austria | August 26, 2005
Pliskovica, Slovenija | August 28, 2005
Maribor, Slovenija | August 29, 2005
Ljubljana, Slovenija | August 30, 2005
Zagreb, Croatia | August 31, 2005
Split, Croatia | September 4, 2005
Korčula, Croatia | September 7, 2005
Dubrovnik, Croatia | September 8, 2005
Sofia, Bulgaria | September 10, 2005
Plovdiv, Bulgaria | September 12, 2005
Istanbul, Turkey | September 14, 2005
Selçuk, Turkey | September 20, 2005
Samos, Greece | September 25, 2005
Naxos, Greece | September 27, 2005
Santorini, Greece | September 29, 2005
Crete, Greece | October 3, 2005
Rome, Italy | October 7, 2005
Ales, France | October 10, 2005
Chamonix, France | October 18, 2005
Paris, France | October 21, 2005
Delhi, India | October 27, 2005
Mcleod Ganj, India | October 30, 2005
Rishikesh, India | November 7, 2005
Varanasi, India | November 12, 2005
Agra, India | November 15, 2005
Bharatpur, India | November 17, 2005
Delhi (Paharaganj), India | November 18, 2005
Bangkok, Thailand | November, 20 2005
Chiang Mai, Thailand | November 22, 2005
Pai, Thailand | November 25, 2005
Amed, Bali | November 30, 2005
Canberra, Australia | December 6, 2005
Holidays Point, Australia | December 14, 2005
Port Maquarie, Australia | December 15, 2005
Noosa Heads, Australia | December 18, 2005
Coolangatta, Australia | December 28, 2005
Sydney Airport, Australia | December 30, 2005
Nadi, Fiji | December 31, 2005
Boulder, CO | January 4, 2006

Selçuk, Turkey

September 20, 2005

LUKE:
We made some last minute decisions in Istanbul, and decided to come straight to Ephesus instead of going to Troy. We caught the high-speed ferry from Istanbul to Bandιrma. We expected to catch a train on to Izmir, but turns out, it was no longer running. We managed to find a bus that left in an hour, so no harm done. We had to watch "Mr. Bones" dubbed into Turkish on the bus - I highly recommend it....really....some movies are so bad they need to be seen to be believed.

We arrived into Izmir around 10:30pm, and after a sleepless night in a seedy hotel, we found the Post Office and mailed out a box of stuff we'd been lugging along. We caught the afternoon train to Selçuk, where we had made arrangements to stay at the ANZ Guesthouse. Turned out to be about the best place we've stayed so far! The food is good, rooms are lovely, internet downstairs, friendly guest and staff...hard to beat!

We'll stay here for a few days - taking in the ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus, and the other sights around here.

Nichole will post all the good details I'm sure.

UPDATE September 23
We've decided to head out to Greece tomorrow. We'll take the ferry to Samos early in the morning, then another ferry to Naxos, where we'll hang out for a couple days.

Our time here has been amazing! The connection is too slow to really upload pictures, but we'll do that soon. We have some great ones!

UPDATE September 24
We're finally headed out of here tomorrow morning. Had a minor problem with the computer, and had to backtrack to Izmir today to get it fixed. Next stop Greece!



From: Brandon

What is a turkish bath, do I want one? Much Love...


From: mom

We are loving traveling with you, me and the sisters that is. Sat dad down the other day and he went through some of the pictures with me. I will continue to keep up with them. Are you going to africa? Last night dad and I went to a Pea Pod concert at the wharton. I really enjoyed it. This is a very old instrument and can be found through out the world. They say the monks use them as pray instruments. If you can a chance to go to a monestary check it out and see if they have a demonstration where you are.




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