Sunday, August 18, 2013

Turkey... Post Ephesus

If you are planning a trip to Turkey in the future you will doubtless see lots of these around.  Our bus driver had 4 of them hanging along the front window of the bus... believed to keep away the bad spirits.

After we left the western gate of the ancient city of Ephesus we emerged onto a bazaar.  Shopping wasn't on my to-do list but there was still plenty to see.

He rather suits the flag and setting... notice the 'evil eye' up on the tree to the right.

Keep in mind that you will see lots of these signs too...

But these carpets were no fakes... they were very lovely. It looks like Terri is about to indulge in a carpet.   

So if you are planning on a trip soon take your measurements with you so you can come home with a treasure.  They are not cheap but they will last more than your lifetime.

And then it was back to the ship.  Our ship is on the left and we did not think of it as a particularly small ship.  But notice the size of our friend the Ruby Princess on the right!  That would hold an entire city!

Wishing you all a great new week.

And above all, be well.


  1. I wonder why the "evil eye" symbols -- both of them here -- have blue eyes..

    1. Supposedly signifies the ocean? Hmmm...

  2. I think the evil eye thing is kind of funny. Odd, but funny. And what big ships! Amazing how they wend their way across the water.

    1. And yes, the ships... some of them are huge. I think I prefer smaller to huge. We know people going on a cruise at the end of the month in a rather smaller ship, very luxurious though. My pick next time!!

  3. Yes, you are probably one of those lucky people who don't buy into superstition at all. Some did rub off on me. We were each given a little evil eye to pin on our tees and before we were far down the road I saw that Geri had lost hers and was scrambling to find it. My first thought was, Oh no!! Romania is not far up the road.