We would highly recommend the place we stayed, it's only a block away from the train station and within walking distance to several places in town, and just a short walk away from public transport to get you to various surrounding places. The staff spoke English, the rooms were clean, they had a great breakfast every morning and the price was very affordable.
Ephesus is a place we've wanted to visit for a while now but just now have had the opportunity, and I'm glad we did it, even if it meant traveling with a newborn. We hope to go back when the boys get older, because even though Calvin had a blast climbing on and jumping off of marble columns, he didn't quite appreicate the history behind those columns he loved to climb on. The beginning of November was absolutely goregous, and it wasn't peek tourist season, a double bonus.
We also were able to stop at a place that makes carpets, they gave us a great lesson in how they make them and let's just say it's amazing. We all were impressed by this demonstration and we were not pressured into buying, which is rare among those selling carpets. We would love to buy one, but really do I want to worry about cleaning spills out of such a piece of artwork.....someday.
I'm too tired at the moment to put these pictures in order, but it gives you an idea of what we saw,
The carpet weaving school
Making the silk thread, which is a very cool process
At this point I believe we were going on a bear hunt.....we didn't find any bears though.
A rare moment where Calvin was actually still
People knew how to build things back in the day
the library was very impressive
Micah slept the entire time
So grateful to get to share this experience with these two, and John as well, but his pace was quite a bit faster than ours.