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Istanbul to Athens - Turkey

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The Aya Sofya in Istanbul. It was originally a church, then a mosque, and is now a museum.

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The inside of the Aya Sofya.

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The bridge over the Bosphorus in Istanbul, looking from Asia to Europe.

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The Blue Mosque in Istanbul. Not very blue on the outside...

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...but the inside had lots of blue tiles, hence the name.

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The Grand Bazaar. We didn't get hassled by the vendors here as much as we thought we might.

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Debbie haggling at the Grand Bazaar.

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Buying souvenirs not far from our hotel.

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Shoppers at the market as far as the eye can see!

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The very impressive, partially restored, ancient ruins at Ephesus. This is the odeion, from the 2nd century AD.

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Also from the 2nd century AD, the library (on the left) and other buildings in Ephesus.

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And this is the theatre in Ephesus. It could hold 25,000 people. St. Paul preached here.