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  • Seattle Seattle

    • From: hoosierfan1997
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      Set between two major mountain ranges, the Olympics and the Cascades, with the Puget Sound's fjord-like waters to the west and massive Lake Washington to the east, Seattle has one of the most dramatic settings of any city in the country.

      The frequent moody cloud cover can hide those jagged mountains but on clear days 14,411-foot (4297 meter) Mount Rainier can be seen from the city. Reuters correspondents with local knowledge help visitors get the most out of a short stay in the northwestern U.S. city.


      Friday
      6 p.m. - If the clouds have lifted even a bit, there's no better place to watch the sunset over Elliott Bay than from the Seattle Art Museum's nine-acre Olympic Sculpture Park on the downtown waterfront. Besides wandering about the 20 sculptures from major artists like Alexander Calder, Louise Nevelson and Richard Serra, you can enjoy further views of the changeable bay by strolling along the paved trail through nearby Myrtle Edwards Park.


      7 p.m. - Head up to the Capitol Hill neighborhood and start the weekend with cocktails at Tavern Law, named by GQ Magazine as one of the 25 best bars in America.


      There are plenty of handcrafted cocktails to enjoy in the Prohibition-era surroundings, but celebrate the start of your getaway with a custom champagne cocktail. Peruse the menu. The oxtail banh mi sandwich, based on Vietnamese tradition, will give you a taste of the Pacific Rim influence that figures in so many Seattle menus.


      9 p.m. - Seattle takes its jazz seriously and there's no better spot than Dimitriou's Jazz Alley downtown to hear it. With any luck, a musician like Grammy Award-winning Arturo Sandoval will be holding court. Or maybe you'll catch the funky horn-driven Tower of Power.


      Saturday
      9 a.m. - Fortify yourself for the day ahead with one of the best Mexican breakfasts anywhere at Senor Moose in the lively Ballard neighborhood. The crowded restaurant offers breakfast specialties culled from regions throughout Mexico. Try the outstanding huevos motuleos with black beans inspired by the Yucatan breakfast staple. Even though it's early, go ahead and get an order of the flawless guacamole and chips. It's surprisingly good with a cup of Senor Moose's strong coffee.

      11 a.m. - Get a sense of Ballard's historic status as Seattle's Scandinavian neighborhood at the Nordic Heritage Museum and at stops such as the shop Scandinavian Specialties, where you can pick up house-made cured meats, homemade Swedish meatballs and a bowl of traditional yellow split pea soup.


      Ballard also has a lively shopping scene.  KAVU, a local Seattle clothing and gear company, offers the quintessential Northwest look, with hip interpretations of outdoorsy style clothes. Stop at The Secret Garden Bookshop which has a carefully chosen selection of books for children and adults. For lunch, head to the nearby Ray's Boathouse Cafe with views for which Seattle is famous, along with the seafood.


      3 p.m. - Spend the next two hours absorbing more of Asia's influence on Seattle at the Seattle Asian Art Museum. The museum, which is situated in lovely Volunteer Park, showcases exquisite art from various centuries and numerous counties in Asia.

      5 p.m. - Continue your exploration of Seattle's hot cocktail scene at the Zig Zag Cafe tucked away behind the Pike Place Market. Try the One Legged Duck, a blend of Rye Whiskey, Dubonnet, Mandarine Napoleon and Fernet Branca. Order a plate of marinated olives to go with it, or try the cheese plate. Much of the food on the menu is sourced at the Pike Place Market.

      7 p.m. - Since you're already at Pike Place, head to Matt's in the Market on the third floor of the Corner Market Building, where the food matches the view. Meat lovers can try the Pork Belly Confit with kimchi broth. For those who prefer seafood try the clams with chorizo and cava or order anything with Dungeness crab or perhaps some oysters on the half shell. For a larger plate try the seafood stew.


      9 p.m. - For a great evening head to the Triple Door in the heart of downtown Seattle, which offers music ranging from pop chanteuse crooners to Apple Jam, a group presenting a critically praised tribute to the Beatles.  A great wine list is available, along with excellent cocktails and Southeast Asian inspired plates. The satays are a perennial favorite.

       


      Sunday

      10 a.m. - For brunch try Salty's at Alki in West Seattle. It can be crowded, but the views and lavish assortment of Northwest foods on offer more than make up for it, including piles of Dungeness crab and smoked salmon, along with brunch staples like Eggs Benedict and Belgian waffles. Afterwards walk for miles along the waterfront through Alki, Seattle's premiere people watching neighborhood and beach scene. Seals often pop their heads up here, and you'll see ferries chugging off to local islands.

      1 p.m. - Seattle is a book lover's town, and readers have many fine bookstores to visit. Seattle Mystery Bookshop in historic Pioneer Square is one of the best and offers both new and used books. Passionate, friendly staff can help you find the perfect read.

      For an excellent general selection, Elliott Bay Book Company on Capitol Hill has the goods, many with staff recommendations, plus a great selection of unique cards. It's easy to lose yourself in the stacks, so keep an eye on the clock if you need catch a flight.

       

       

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      With booming family-friendly popularity, Seattle is an urban playground with wide open appeal for outdoor lovers. If you enjoy tall emerald forests and city parks, stunning views of distant snow-capped mountains and miles of Puget-Sound open water, you'll love Seattle. While many know Seattle as the rain capital, Seattleites boast their city actually gets less annual rain than New York or Miami. A little drizzle is no reason to miss out on exploring -- especially in summer.

       

      Most city attractions for kids are clustered at Seattle Center, a 74-acre downtown venue with the Space Needle, Children's Museum, Children's Theatre, Pacific Science Center, Experience Music Project and an indoor-outdoor amusement park. Large event fests are here; make sure to bring strollers for the little ones.

      ·         Pike Place Market. The nine-acre Market, which opened on August 17, 1907 according to its website (http://www.pikeplacemarket.com) is can't- miss for all ages as the city's heart and soul. The Market is a free National Historic District with more than 250 businesses, 100 farmers, 200 arts and craftspeople and open daily. Arrive at 10 a.m. to beat crowds. Mondays and Tuesdays are best for crafts; Wednesday-Sundays showcase amazing fresh produce. Kids love their photo with Rachel, the iconic life-sized bronze piggy. She's under the central Market clock by Pike Place Fish, where singing fishmongers throw fish.

      ·         Space Needle. This symbol of the 1962 World's Fair has an observation tower ("O Deck") at 520 feet high. Kids love scoping out Mount Rainier on free telescopes. SkyQ's interactive experience, with five touch-screen kiosks, entertains all. An often-crowded gift shop sells noteworthy souvenirs. Kids 3 and under free; kids ages 4-13 pay $9, ages 14-64 pay $16 and people over 65 years old pay $14.

      ·         Seattle Aquarium. While gazing into a 120,000-gallon aquarium, kids of all ages are astonished as they also see colorful salmon, rockfish, sea anemones and native Washington marine life. Also, there's storytelling for the youngest. On the waterfront at Pier 59, down a flight of stairs from Pike Place Market. It gets crowded, so arrive at 9:30 a.m. Kids ages 3 and under are admitted for free. Admission for youth (ages 4-12) is $10.50, and admission for adults is $16.

      ·         Pacific Science Center. This hands-on, six-acre facility is great for elementary-aged kids, with interactive exhibits and live science demonstrations. A tropical butterfly area is popular for all ages. Also, IMax movies, laser tag and the Planetarium offer an educational, yet fun way of showing kids information. Prices range from $17-$23 for adults and $10-$13 for kids.

      ·         Woodland Park Zoo. Its naturalistic settings rank the 92-acre Woodland Park among the country's top zoos with appeal to all animal lovers. Chilean flamingos, an African savanna, tropical rain forest, and covered activities such as parakeets feeding provide a full day's entertainment. Bring dollar bills for rides on an old-fashioned carousel (merry-go-round). Admission depends on the time of year. Kids under age 2 are admitted for free; admission for adults (October-April) is $11 and $16.50 during summer months. Admission for kids ages 3 through 12 is $11 during summer months and $8 the rest of the year. Be sure to rent a wagon (near admission entrance).

      ·         Experience Music Project Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame. One of the world's largest collections of memorabilia from Seattle icon Jimi Hendrix. EMPSFM appeals to rockers, high school teens and parents who remember Hendrix. It celebrates American popular music genres. Also, a SpinKids Station amuses young kids. Kids ages 4 and under are admitted for free. Admission for youth (ages 5-17) is $12, and admission for adults is $15.

      ·         Tillicum Village & Tours. For a memorable four-hour evening, take a late afternoon cruise to scenic Blake Island State Park, birthplace of Chief Seattle, for a Northwest Coast Native American dance presentation. An all-you-can-eat traditional salmon bake dinner is yummy. Board from downtown waterfront's Pier 55. Kids under 4, free; kids aged 5-12 pay $30 and adults pay $79.95.

      ·         Bainbridge Island. Board a downtown Seattle walk-on ferry (about $7 roundtrip, no reservations) at downtown's Pier 52 for a 35-minute ride to charming 28-square-mile Bainbridge Island. It's a fun day trip for the family. Enjoy ice cream, coffees, lunch or picnic. Bring a stroller.

      ·         Olympic Sculpture Park. This free, downtown nine-acre sculpture park is a great spot to view Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains scenery. A z-shaped path rambles among permanent and rotating sculptures. Great for a picnic lunch with treats picked up from shops at nearby Pike Place Market.

      ·         Alki Beach Park. Kids love this true sandy free beach park, with a 2.5-mile pedestrian walkway. It's where the first white settlers arrived in Seattle in 1851. Catch a Metro Bus (Route 56) a block from Pike Place Market. Water temps average 46 to 56 degrees Fahrenheit.

      ·         University District Farmers market. Washington's largest "farmer's only" market is also Seattle's oldest market, taking place every Saturday throughout the year. Sample local farm foods and watch chef demonstrations. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. near University of Washington.

      ·         Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Kids love watching salmon climb up a fish ladder or catching a glimpse of a sea lion from a viewing window. Also known as the Ballard Locks, the locks raise and lower boats between fresh and salt water.

      ·         Downtown parking is expensive and is challenging to find. Keep it simple -- walk, ride Metro Buses or take a cab.

      ·         One-way streets and steady construction can cause direction confusion; ask for directions.

      ·         The city's scenic waterfront-area hills are steep. Pack each family member's most comfortable shoes.

      ·         At dusk, avoid historic Pioneer Square and Pike Place Market areas (hangouts for rowdy, alcohol-slugging vagrants).

      ·         During late spring and summer, throngs of visitors and cruise passengers frequent popular spots; arrive early in the morning. Arrange a meeting place if family members get separated.

      ·         Summer air conditioning is scarce, so plan accordingly. November kicks off the cool rainy season. In winter, dusk arrives come late afternoon.

       

      Other things things you should know

      ·         Seattle's Visitor Center and Concierge Services have free bookings and reservations for dining, tours, and transportation. Open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Washington State Convention & Trade Center's Upper Pike Street lobby, 7th and Pike streets. 206-461-5800.

      ·         Most top children's attractions are conveniently located near Seattle Center, a 74-acre urban park, including the Space Needle, the modernistic 1962 World's Fair landmark.

      ·         Seattle's climate is refreshing from July through September. Pack a light jacket or sweater, but most humidity-free temps range from 50s Fahrenheit to the 80s.

      ·         Dressy attire not required. Seattle is casual and laid-back, with layered comfort a fashion standard.\

      ·         Multiple public parks, with green space for running and hiking (some with beaches) offer kid-friendly places for dissipating energy.

      ·         Caught in a downpour? Cool weather? The towering, downtown flagship REI, billed as the world's premier outdoor gear store, has a 65-foot freestanding indoor climbing wall. (Residents typically shun umbrellas).

      ·         At Pike Place Information Booth, corner of Pike Street and 1st Avenue, buy half-priced concert and play tickets for day of performance.

      ·         While walking downtown, have kids look for Seattle's iconic bronze pigs. Take pictures.

      ·         During the winter, rent a car for the day and take the kids skiing. Crystal Mountain has the state's highest vertical drop, along with scenic chairlift rides, hiking trails and biking trails (www.skicrystal.com). Also, the Summit at Snoqualmie has easy accessibility and lessons, both skiing and snowboarding, for adults and kids (www.summitatsnoqualmie.com).

      ·         Plan picnics after visits to the Pike Place Market area. Fresh fruits, cheese, meats and sweet treat food choices are abundant. Don't miss Beecher's for cheese near the market; kids love the homemade mac and cheese on a cool day.

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  • Traffic Jam in Cabo Traffic Jam in Cabo

    • From: kskinley
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      "Los Cabos Trip"

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  • Margaritas With Tico the Monke Margaritas With Tico the Monkey

    • From: efraz
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      At the port of Costa Maya, Mexico.   After a long day of kayaking and lounging on a beautiful beach, Steph and I stop for some margaritas and a snap shot with Tico, the hyeractive monkey.  Our cruise ship is visible in the background; Jam Cruise 7, one of the most amazing voyages of all time.

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  • An Egyptian Soiree An Egyptian Soiree

    • From: ManiacMaggs
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      I left work on Friday, January 11 at 4:30pm, managed to hit some of the most awful New Jersey Friday night rush hour traffic and develop a cold/fever on the way. In about 24 hours, I would be meeting three close friends (one of whom is Egyptian) for the trip of a lifetime to Egypt. I was so excited that I could barely contain myself, hence the fever! I only had time to grab my bags and brush my teeth before I had to be at the airport to depart for the first leg of my flight to London.

      My inbound to London involved an 8 hour layover before it continued to Cairo. Because of my sick condition, and general curiosity, I wandered around the terminal for only an hour, departed through customs and found the Yotel hotel in Heathrow terminal 4. It was cute, although the walls were a bit thin so I could hear the comings and goings of other guests. However, it served its purpose and was very refreshing.

      After an uneventful flight, I was met by a (very cute) escort whom my Egyptian friend had pre-arranged. He helped me through the airport, arranged for my tourist visa and made sure I stood in the right line for my customs stamp. At midnight on my first visit to Egypt, he was a great convenience to have because obviously, as a blond eastern-european woman, I stood out. I was stopped several times when my escort was not looking and told I was beautiful, chatted,etc...even by the customs officials! Otherwise, the escort got me to my friend's car quickly and safely. It was great to finally see her! Her driver then whisked us away to her amazing penthouse in Maadi, Cairo, the neighb where all of the expats and consulate officials reside. It was really nice to see my two other friends from University there, as well.

      The next morning, I was jolted awake at 5am to the sounds of the call to prayer. After an exhausting 24 hours with a cold, lots of Nyquil, and about 4 hours of sleep I was a little bit confused of what this was. I managed to figure it out quickly thereafter and looked forward to hearing it from then on. When I woke up the second time, it was the first day of the work week, which traditionally in the Middle East goes from Sunday to Thursday. After an awesome breakfast of freshly picked pomegranate, my friend's driver took us to the pyramids where we were met by two more friends and their respective drivers. It took almost an hour to get from Maadi to the outskirts of Cairo due to the traffic, but that was fine with me since I was enjoying the sights along the way not commonly found on US streets: armed guards on each corner, donkey carts, the Nile, camels, feluccas, unmarked highway lanes, desert, pyramids in the distance, etc.

      My friend valiantly arranged for a caravan of camels and horses to take us into the desert to get an insider's view of the Pyramids. Before actually getting on the camels, we had to take a rickshaw through the streets of Cairo, which made me really nervous because I was warned specifically not to do this! After getting there safely, if you don't include holding on for dear life not to fall off the side, we faced a group of mangled, angered, underfed camels :) This was my first time on a camel and it was quite a surprise to suddenly get lifted 10 feet into the air.

      So after we successfully mounted and managed avoiding a fall into piles of camel feces/spit along the way, we carried on into the desert. This was my first glimpse of a sight I dreamed of seeing pretty much ever since I learned about it in elementary school. I am still amazed at its splendor.

      We eventually made our way over to the Sphinx, incident-free, where camels and horses are not allowed. Perhaps this was best since we were tired of the deranged animals under us. The Sphinx was smaller than I imagined, and swarmed by {the still very large} off-season crowds. It was still spectacular.

      Next, we made our way over to our newly made friend's beautiful estate complete with a restaurant and Arabian horrrrses to enjoy one of the most amazing meals ever This was the plate of meat we were served along with about 15 other dishes; mind you there were only 6 of us and meat in Egypt is a luxury afforded by few. Egyptians are very hospitable people-although my friend's uncle may or may not have been offended by our {considering the circumstances} meager appetites. Right after this meal, we were given mounds of Egyptian pastries! All in a day's hard work :)

      Later that evening, we enjoyed a leisurely dinner cruise along the Nile with my friend's family. Her parents and brother are really great people. It was sad that after our earlier pigout, we could not fit any of the wonderful food that was served. After this jam packed day, we were all so exhausted we went to sleep immediately in preparation for Monday's adventures.

      On Monday, my friend kindly lent us her driver to get us to Alexandria for the day. I was very surprised at the general state of logistics and how far into the desert commerce and housing has spread. I expected a desert road but got a 6 lane paved highway instead. There was even a rest stop midway that puts most American rest stops to shame!

      Alexandria is a pretty cool place. Because of its location right on the Meditteranean, it is a bit milder and rainier than Cairo, and therefore a lot more green. The new Bibliotecha Alexandria is stunning, although we did not get a chance to go inside. We saw the site of the ancient Pharos lighthouse, one of the seven ancient wonders, which is now fort Qaitbey. We had Lebanese Meze and fresh fish for lunch and then explored the ancient Roman ruins. The day went by all too quickly and we left Alex just as the sun started to set over the desert.

      We got off to an early start on Tuesday to experience Islamic, Coptic, and Jewish Cairo. Our tour guide had a bazillion doctorate degrees in Egyptology and gave us a great rundown in our short time together. After lunch we toured the infamous Egyptian Museum. My favorite part was the mummy room which is well worth the tripled admission price. That evening we dined at Lucille's on Road 9 in Maadi, an American-expat run place with cheeseburgers, along with our new friends. It's the only place of its kind in Cairo, unless you count the golden arches. We also had coffee and dessert at a cafe, then did a little shopping around the neighborhood.

      Here is where things started to get interesting. We woke up at the crack of dawn on Wednesday, specifically with the roosters and the call to prayer, to fly to Sharm el-Sheikh on our own. We were warned ahead of time that Sharm is the Euro-heavy Las Vegas of Egypt so we decided to explore Dahab, which lies further north along the Sinai. As we descended into Sharm, we noticed masses of armed guards on the tarmac, heavy artillery even for Egypt. When we walked off the plane, a red carpet was being unrolled. About 5 minutes later we learned that Air Force One would be landing soon for Bush's last stop on his tour of the Middle East. Blah is all I have to say to that-We couldn't even get away from him in the middle of the Sinai desert!

      Sharm airport is one of the most beautiful airports I have seen in my life. Anyway, we scurried through the airport quickly to find our driver for the hour-long drive to the Nesima Resort in Dahab.

      Dahab is only about 15km across the Golf of Aqaba from Saudi Arabia, which I waved to profusely. The mountains below continue forever into the Sinai desert. Dahab is a tourist town like most along the Sinai, with Israeli hippies scattered about in beach camps, multi-cultural restaurants, and more souvenirs than you could ever ask for. The architecure reminds me of Greece a little bit, because of the domes. It must originally be of Turkish influence.

      Our hotel, the Nesima Resort, was located right on the water along the stone boardwalk that runs the length of Dahab's shoreline. It had beautiful landscaping, dome-topped rooms, a pool overlooking the ocean, and chef-prepared breakfast-all for about $30 a person/per night. Contrary to what the signs say, the locals still rode horses and camels along the boardwalk. I was very amused by this sign, and again, waved multiple time at Saudi.  This view appears as soon as you walk away from Nesima and closer to the beach. Indian Nirvana made us all feel greasy. We each got the same serving of mush and the restaurant tried to pass it off as each of our different respective orders! I guess this is what happens in the off season. Earlier that day, my friend was offered two souvenir t-shirts in exchange for ME!! Come on guys, I'm worth a goat at least!

      So after two short but very relaxing days in the Sinai, we took off to Luxor. The flight over the mountains into the desert was the bumpiest/scariest I have ever experienced. I don't get sick from flying/rollercoasters/skydiving but this flight made me very uneasy. We landed in Luxor late at night, met our driver and drove at ridiculously high speeds to hotel Amon on the West Bank. Most of the tourist sites in Luxor proper are on the East Bank so one of our adventures included taking river taxis back and forth across the Nile. Nevertheless, Hotel Amon was worth it. A lot of the archeologists who excavate The Valley of The Kings stay here, which was a unique touch. Plus, the Hotel serves amazing home cooked meals and has pleasant staff.

      Luxor Temple and Karnak are right in downtown Luxor, which made getting around very easy. It was very hot during our tour and I suspect we were all dehydrated, but my poor friend felt VERY under the weather. Needless to say, Karnak shall always have a reminder from our visit :) We also explored the Valley of the Kings and Queen Hatshepshut's Temple to see very weel-preserved hieroglyphs. I'm glad we avoided scorpion season. We had such a great time getting hassled in the market, dealing with pushy taxi drivers, distinguishing dirty bottled water from sealed bottled water, buying illegal beer under-the-table, bargaining with 3 merchants at the same time over misspelled futbol jerseys, and evading wedding proposals. Oh, Luxor!

      What a trip! I am now SO ABSOLUTELY mesmorized and intrigued by Middle Eastern culture, and sadly my short one week stay did not satisfy. Egypt is now high on my list of places I would like spend an extended period of time.

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  • Solo to Greece Solo to Greece

    • From: skattie
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      I decided to go to Greece beginning of November 2007, since it would not be too busy or too hot (I live in Alaska).

      I spent 3 nights in Athens, and took a 3 day cruise to Mykonos, Patmos, Rhodes & Turkey.

      I loved the ancient buildings, and the history - awesome. But I noticed so much more.

      There are so many stray dogs and cats in Athens, but they seem to be well fed, by restaurants, tourists and the animal welfare. There is also so much graffitti, some ugly, some very artistic, many building are so run down and boarded up. GraffitiThere is an awful lot of traffic in the heart of Athens. While sitting in a taxi for half an hour, going nowhere fast, stuck in a traffic jam, there were motorcyclists riding on the sidewalk to be able to get anywhere. But there is also so much beauty... The view of Athens from the Parthenon is just breathtaking!

      Athens

      Athens, from the Parthenon

      I was so impressed with the Greek people. They are so friendly! I found a bakery close to the hotel I was staying at, and went in and bought some delicious cakes and pastries, and on my way out the lady working there gave me a bag of delicous greek cookies for free.

      Athens from the Parthenon

      Greek food is delicious. I had to try the famous Lamb Souvlaki while walking along the Plaka. The plaka is so cosmopolitan. Along Ermou street I listened to some wonderful street musicians.

      Lamb Gyro

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      The cruise on Louis Hellenic was very pleasant, but the timespent at the Islands was too short! We visited Mykonos in the early evening, and only spent 4 hours there. I took tons of photos, it is such a picturesque town.

      Church in Mykonos

       

       

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      The next day we docked in Rhodes for the entire day. I wandered through Old town for most of the day - what beautiful architecture. Next time I would like to visit Lindos as well. I loved the cobbled streets in Rhodes, hard to walk on though. Again, I met such wonderful Greek people. By this time I could say Thank you and Please in Greek! I was so proud of myself, and the Greek people smiled each time I thanked them. My accent maybe??

      Rhodes Rhodes

       

       

       

       

       

       

      The next day we took a tender to Patmos at around 7am. Most stores were still closed. I went to a cafe and had a Nes Frappe, and while sitting at a table outside, I noticed aHellenic Coast Guard boat come ashore. As soon as they docked, out climbed about 8 refugees from Iran or Iraq or one of those countries - they travel through Turkey, then find someone with a boat to take them to Patmos. I spoke to a local, and he told me the Coast Guard picks up refugees on a daily basis. They are fed, clothed, and housed for a few days, and they are sent to Athens to live and find work.

      Patmos Patmos Patmos

       

       

       

       

       

       

      In the afternoon we cruised to Kusadasi, Turkey. I went on a shore excursion to the Virgin Mary's house, and Ancient Ephesus. Wow, marble streets in Ancient Ephesus! Spectacular! When we disembarked from the bus, there were locals trying to sell us umbrellas. Since it was not raining, I did not buy an umbrella. Lo and behold, within 20 mins, it was raining. I learnt a lesson there - listen to the locals... Oh well! At least the rain made the marble look beautiful (and slick..). Back in Kusadasi, I went shopping. It's very hard to shop without someone hassling you. Guess where I shopped?

      Ephuses Turkey A tourist store in Turkey

       

       

       

       

       

       

      I had a wonderful time. The culture, food, architecture, people, traditions - I only wish I had spent 3 weeks or more - there is so much to see and I saw only a fraction. I hope to return some day.

       

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