Today was awesome! We woke up at 6am this morning. Not by choice. By a screeching prayer blaring through a megaphone. I think it’s funny that in America they’ve taken prayer out of almost everywhere, but here in Turkey they’re forcefully injecting prayer into everywhere. We tried to fall back asleep, Isa was much better at it than me. I’ve been having trouble sleeping. I’m thinking it may have something to do with the time change – I was in Alaska last week. And then Florida, New York, and now here. I’m afraid to admit it, but I may be getting older. My body isn’t quite as resilient as it used to be. 🙁 Ali Baba served breakfast at 8 and then he drove us and a few others from the house to Ephesus at 9. It only opened 30 minutes before, but it was packed when we got there.…

Selcuk and Ephesus Museum

We left Istanbul this morning. We didn’t have to rush to the airport, which was nice. We got to have breakfast and then relax in the hotel for a little bit. Isa’s putting on a brave face there. Unfortunately, she got food poisoning last night. This is more like how she felt this morning: The 90 minute flight from Istanbul to Izmir was wonderful. It’s one of the least expensive flights we’ve ever taken ($20 each, I think) but they still gave us a warm snack. So good. And the view was surprisingly nice too. We flew Atlas Global because upon arrival in Izmir, they have a free shuttle bus that took us the 45 minute drive down to Selcuk, where we were staying. Isa found the bus out the terminal all the way to the left, and we waited for about 20 minutes (we didn’t have any luggage, so…