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Turkish Bazaars are not all they are cracked up to be

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I nearly did not make the boat at Rhodes. Well, that is as far as Jane was concerned. I knew I had plenty of time but she thought I was lost. It was very much an Indiana Jones "everyone is lost but me type of situation." Anyway, I made the boat and Jane was very kind in not knocking my head off!!

We arrived at Patmos at about 6.00 am and the last fishing boat to shore was at 8.30 am and we did not make the cut. We were just knackered. That said, it was very pretty from the shore and you could see the monastry of St. John from the boat very well.

Next, we sailed to Kusadasi in Turkey and we arrived at about 1.30 pm. We then took a trip to Ephesus. If you get the chance, go. It is awesome. Only 10% is uncovered on site and the rest is in the museum. Saw the ampitheatre where Paul spoke to the Ephesians. He would have been disappointed by the take up of christianity as turkey is 97% muslim. Our tour guide then tried to get us into the carpet demonstration but we snuck out the back of the bus. The people who did not escape were locked into a room for 30 minutes and given the hard sell. It is so nice to be a commodity.

Anyway, we went to the Grand and Orient Bazaar which Jane simply hated due to the hard sell tactics. I went by myself and bought myself two leather jackets. One of them is terrible. I kidded myself I could look OK in a Mission Impossible III Tom Cruise jacket but the reality is a look like a portly try hard. Mental not to self to get Jane to approve all purchases. Straight to Ebay.

Tomorrow, we return to Piraeus then the Acropolis.

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