The last two months have been crazy because I feel like I have been all over the place. After spending three weeks in Peru and travelling through Germany, I just returned from a family vacation where we travelled between Paris, Istanbul, Giresun and Izmir. We spend a total of nine days in Izmir and took the chance to not only relax at the beach and soak up some sunrays but to visit the close-by ancient Greek city Ephesus for a day trip. Today I want to share some impressions from there.
The entire city was breathtakingly beautiful and parts are still being restored by local and Austrian Archaeologists. The ancient city was originally built in the 10th century BC and features classical Greek architecture. Details over details are carved into columns and archways made out of marble. There was so much to discover and not enough time to do it.
My favourite parts were the Library of Celsus which is pictured above and below and contains beautiful columns and statues as well as the theatre with its endless rows.
After an exhausting long day we went to the village of Şirince to eat one of my favourite Turkish dishes Mantı, a type of meat filled dumpling in yoghurt sauce. The view was spectacular and the little village very touristy but charming in its own unique way.
Scroll through to see the beautiful remains of Ephesus:
I hope you enjoyed my Ephesus travel diary and I’ll post again in a few days to tell you more about Peru. Sadly, one of our cameras went missing during our trip and I lost a lot of photos but I am still trying to put together a travel diary from the pictures I have.
I’ll talk to you soon and am sending lots of love to all of you. Get inspired!