Thursday, September 20, 2007

Thursday Sept 20 - Ephesus

Yesterday our friends and we jumped ship at the capital city of Greece. Mykonos is a 7000 year old city with lots of fascinating history. The buildings are almost all white with colored (mostly blue) doors. Its a quaint Seaside town kept alive these days by tourists like us. By 1:00 we were back on the Legend of the Seas for lunch and relaxation.

Thursday morning we woke up at Kusadasi Turkey to spend the day here. This was one of Susans favorite stops. We spent the morning at ancient Ephesus. To me, to stroll for a few hours on the same roads that the Apostle Paul did was exciting. Paul spent 3 years in this important center teaching at the school of Tyraneus. He challenged the goddess of fertility Artemis and the Hellenistic as well as hedonistic way of life. His letter to the Ephesians was addressed to this great port city. We could feel the conflict between paganism and Christianity everywhere we walked

After lunch we went shopping, which is really quite fun in Turkey. Bartering for Authentic Fakes (as the products are advertised) is a happy challenge.

Tomorrow we will take the day to walk around the historic Island of Rhodes Greece. The site of the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the 7 wonders of the Ancient world.

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