Turkey: Part II

Continuing my adventures in Turkey! These pictures are from Bursa and Selcuk {Ephesus}


In Bursa we observed whirling dervish ceremony and the tombs of some Ottoman Sultans. It was also a great place to people watch and just wander the streets.
In the ancient city of Ephesus we got to explore through the parts of the city that have been excavated so far. Only about 20% of the city has been excavated so far, which, when you’re walking those cobblestone streets, seems crazy because this place is HUGE. And it isn’t even half of the city! Ephesus has some crazy historical significance, it’s one of the seven churches cited in the Book of Revelations, the Gospel of John might have been partially written there, the Library of Celsus was the third largest library in the ancient world, rivaling Alexandria, and the Temple of Artemis which is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. 

In Selcuk we got to eat hand/homemade Gozleme. It’s like the Turkish version of the crepe. Crepes will always take the number 1 place in my heart but Gozleme was pretty darn good! We also got to visit the national rug heritage museum, where they still hand make Turkish rugs. 

If you haven’t seen the pictures from Istanbul make sure to check those out!

Check back tomorrow for a giveaway from the lovely HM Willow! I wore her designs all around Turkey and tomorrow it’s your chance to win your own Willow Stack!