Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Turkey, but you wouldn't know it

Today we're in Kusadasi and the veranda view shows the causeway to the castle.

Kusadasi is in Turkey, though it's not obvious. The older part of the town is a sort of reasonably good quality coastal resort with boutique hotels and rental apartments. Get outside the old town and it's English Bars & Fish 'n' Chips.

The there is the cruise terminal. Today there were four ships in. Ours with 390 passengers, one from Louis with about 1000, then two from Carnival Lines with 3,500 and 4,000 respectively.

Now, this is the nearest port to the ruins of Ephesus, which is where just about everyone wanted to go. We decided to give it a miss, and instead took a walk along the front and along the causeway to the castle, which is now a night club. It's a very nice place, but there's nothing Turkish about it. It could be the front in Palma, or Mahon or a dozen other places. Not that we're complaining. Just being here is more than enough for us. There's more than enough on the ship to keep us happy. And speaking of the ship, here's a better view.

Another new port tomorrow. Wait and see.

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