My classmate and co-intern Anita and I flew to Izmir to see this beautiful seaside town and to visit Ephesus. We saw the covered Bazaar, the historic synagogues, the countless bars and cafes that lined the water, and hung out amidst the general festive spirit of the families and couples that were spending their summery weekend in Izmir.  Our day in Ephesus was HOT (I think it was about 103 degrees), but worth it.  We wove through the ruins of this former great city composed of temples, a grand library, baths, majestic columns, and statues. We even saw a wedding photo shoot in Ephesus. The visitors in the theatre burst in applause when they saw the bride and groom! Enjoy the photos from this weekend!

Cute kids playing and hanging out. The little girl kept getting left out by the boys, but insisted to be included!

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Girls being girls :)

Girls being girls 🙂

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Wherever you go in the world, you always see scribbles of boy <3 girl 🙂

Another sweet moment

Another sweet moment

Sweet moment :)

Sweet moment 🙂

Ephesus (in front of the library)

Ephesus (in front of the library)

We saw a wedding shoot in Ephesus!

We saw a wedding shoot in Ephesus!

Ephesus

Ephesus

Ephesus

Ephesus

Ephesus!

Ephesus!