Saying Goodbye to a Wonderful Experience
“We must not see any person as an abstraction. Instead, we must see in every person a universe with its own secrets, with its own treasures, with its own sources of anguish, and with some measure of triumph.”
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports
Today marks our last full day aboard Silversea’s Silver Wind , as our journey that began in Muscat, Oman exactly two weeks ago comes to a close. Tomorrow, we’ll arrive in Piraeus, Greece – the port city for Athens – and we will disembark our floating palace one last time.
That’s later. Today, we’re docked alongside in the port of Kusadasi, Turkey – a resort town of about 70,000 people. Pronnounced ku-shad-assy, Kusadasi is 95 kilometres (about 60 miles) south of Izmir, and just a quick 40-minute drive away from one of the region’s most magnificent sites: the ancient city of Ephesus.
Built in the 10th century BC, Ephesus was once a bustling city and a busy harbour port. During the Roman period, nearly 60,000 people made their homes here. It was an advanced, highly modern city, with a complex system of aque