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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Day 11: Kusadasi/Ionic Triangle

April 30, 2013

Today we spent the day traveling to three archaeological sites, known in Turkey as the Ionic Triangle. This included the Temple of Apollo at Didyma, and the cities of Miletus and Priene. We learned the differences between the Roman and Greek theaters.  We found some tortoises along the way.   We also went shopping at a grocery store, MIGROS, so that we could have a romantic picnic lunch on the acropolis of Priene. 

Grocery Shopping


Temple of Apollo at Didyma



Turtles!!!


Miletus

Theater

Agora

Baths

Picnic Lunch


Bouloterion

Living quarters

Group picture in front of the Temple of Athena.
 
Theater


Afterwards the whole group experienced the Turkish bath and massages.  If we weren’t friends before, we certainly are now.
Turkish Bath House

Turkish main parlor with a raised central marble platform, called a "belly stone", on which professional masseurs scrubbed and washed us.


A facial
Riding home in the back of the van

Lastly, we want to wish our own Jessica (Doctor) Hassan a very Happy 20th Birthday! As you can see she looks relaxed after the Turkish oil massage.

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