Merhaba! It ıs early evening on Thurs., the 26th and we are just about to mett for dinner. What an amazing few days. We have had a major heat wave and it has been approx. 120 degrees! Mustafa, our drıver, and Carlos, our guıde, have done theır very best to keep us stocked with cold water and cheerful. Today it was much cooler and we left at 8 a.m. to explore Ephesus, then on to the Mary House and a few other sites. Carlos's guiding ability ıs so strong...he has major comments about the historic sites that are a rich blend of architectural, archaeological, and social history. He is able to offer us options about what we see and when. On the very hot day, we went to see Pamukklae in the evening -- a suggestion that Sanjay made. Our group continues to get along very well, lots of humor, that's for sure. We have all been doing a bit of shopping as well. (By the way, Margaret, İ got the eyes and a few other things that seemed appealıng.) For me ıt has been a rich and very special time to see this beautifui and fascinatıng country for a second time. How lucky! More later...on to Pergamum and other sites tomorrow!