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Greece on the left, Turkey on the right

Once we were all back on board the boat (or not, I have no idea if we ever left people behind), we set sail for Ku┼čadas─▒, a little resort town right on the coast of Turkey.  A majority of the folks that disembark here, however, take a short drive from the town to the ancient city of Ephesus, just a little ways inland.  It was about a three hour trip that would take us through some pretty narrow waterway until we reached the mainland.  Lunch was served at it's usual time (mmm, lunch!) and afterwards I was back on the top desk checking out the scenery.  We had one of the best days weather-wise on the trip, it was even a little outside and the sun was shining down!

Not wanting to pay the insane price for an excursion to Ephesus, and knowing that there was no way we could walk there, I decided that once we reached land we would just look for a taxi to take us out there.

Closing in on Ku┼čadas─▒
  Taxis are not my #1 choice, but it would still be cheaper than the 120 euros it would cost to take the excursion.  Since it was now mid-day and people were actually awake and moving around, we headed to the exit doors early enough to be near the front of the line.  Like in Mykonos, the area filled up very quickly with the same rowdy, unruly people who thought they owned the ship.  As I tried to block out those people, I overheard the couple in front of us mention that they had already booked a taxi for a trip to Ephesus.  Taking advantage of the opportunity, I asked them if we could tag along and split the cost down the middle.  They happily agreed and we were off the boat in no time to find our taxi driver waiting with a sign.  Yeah!

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Greece on the left, Turkey on the …
Greece on the left, Turkey on the…
Closing in on Ku┼čadas─▒
Closing in on Ku┼čadas─▒
Sailing the Aegean
Sailing the Aegean
Sailing the Aegean
Sailing the Aegean
Turkey!
Turkey!
Greece!
Greece!
Sailing the Aegean
Sailing the Aegean
Getting ready to dock!
Getting ready to dock!
The fort we would watch the sunset…
The fort we would watch the sunse…
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