Friday, October 22, 2010

Kusadasi, Turkey—The Ruins of Ephesus

Today’s post will be brief.  It’s been a long day, and it’s way past my bedtime in this part of the world.  We are on our way to Mykonos, Greece, after being docked all day at Kusadasi, Turkey.

This morning we visited the ruins of ancient Ephesus.  Words cannot begin to describe how spectacular this site is, and pictures do not really do it justice.  You just have to see it for yourself.

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Can you find the famous swoosh in this carving depicting the Goddess Nike?


We learned that the Turks like to tell it like it is.  Not only do their cigarette displays state simply, “Smoking Kills” (no surgeon general mumbo jumbo for them), but there were these signs prominently displayed on some of their shops.


The answer to yesterday’s trivia question, “Which sitting president never threw out the first pitch on the opening day of baseball season?” is Jimmy Carter.  He’s been a popular answer during afternoon Team Trivia.

Today’s trivia question is a fill in the blank.  “The best dog is the __________ because it feeds the hand that bites it.”  I’ll have the answer tomorrow.


Marydon said...

Awesome pictures, have a grand time.
Have a BOO-TEA-FUL weekend!
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Joyce said...

Looks like one more place I need to add to my list : )

The cig packs in the UK are the same. They don't mince words on theirs either. And they're in bold big letters.

A hotdog.