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Ephesus

semi-overcast 24 °C

Entered the port of Kusadasi (pronounced “Kush-a-das-ehhhh”), a holiday resort port town 30 minutes from the Roman ruins of Ephesus and the area supposedly where the Virgin Mary spent her last years. A large number of hotels and resorts hugged the coast line and the ‘beach’ – a barely 200m stretch of ‘public beach’ near the hotels with course sand and more deck chairs than grains of sand I think. All this for one tiny beach! The ruins were excellent however – similar to Jerash, Jordan in scale. Almost lost Mum again today!
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Istanbul - in an instant!

30 °C

The ultimate American tour of Istanbul – Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace Harem and the Basilica Cistern in 8 hours – Wow! Great spots – but weaving through the multiple cruise ship crowds as well as being the end of Ramadan took it’s toll on these two Aussie women. Our guide ‘Flower’ was terrific though in getting us to the front of the queue for the mosque and getting us back right on time.
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Amalfi Coast

sunny 27 °C

Unfortunately Almalfi coast experience bush fires near my favourite place, Positano, so we didn’t get to experience the crazy roads – although outside Napoli there was still some questionable road activity. A pity as I managed to outrun another couple to the front seat of the bus! Still got to see the coast from the boat however – and found the same shop in Almalfi that had the best Arancini balls – yumm!
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The white of Mykonos

semi-overcast 27 °C

Started off a bit cloudy and humid with the sun not peeping out until towards the end of the day, but still got to experience a little of what Mykonos has to offer. White buildings with both blue and red domes on the 800 tiny churches that dot the island. On the tour, instead of entering the small monastery, Mum and I high tailed it to the nearest bakery. Unfortunately, no baklava to be found (that’s a pastry shop apparently), but we were not disappointed because the very helpful woman in the bakery steered us towards a traditional orange slice which was incredible!
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Roma – land of the roaming cruise passengers!

sunny 28 °C

Regrettably I have become one of the mobs of cruise passengers, roaming the streets of Rome, blocking the views, moving at a snails pace – but at least not recording everything on my iPad! Hopefully, I have captured it a little better on my new camera, and as you can tell, pretty much everything is taken on my new ultra-wide angle lens. Mum’s having a great time, in awe of everything as I thought she would be.
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