Today we hired a car and guide to explore the ruins at Ephesus. It is a fabulous place, with the largest collection of Roman ruins in the eastern Mediterranean. Closest thing to Pompeii in terms of buried marvels still to be excavated–only an estimated fifteen to twenty per cent has been unearthed.

Couldn’t help but feel the ghosts of the past as we walked among the colonnades and remnants of once-grand houses.