The Road to Ephesus, Part II

Herodotus wrote: "I have been all around the world and realized that the most beautiful part of the earth and the most beautiful sky of the universe are in lonia.” Strabo, in the 1st century BC, insisted that the most beautiful city of Ionia was Smyrna. I try to keep this in mind as we land in Izmir, the modern city that once was Smyrna, whose initial settlements date back to the third century B.C. Read more about The Road to Ephesus, Part II


Do you know how hard it is to distinguish one picture of a Caribbean Island from another? That's why I'm picturing the Sandy Lane Resort on Barbados. Hoping (but not knowing) that it is unique. The rest of the place seems to be nothing but palm trees and sandy beaches. Ho-hum?
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