I got to the bus station in Istanbul and no one spoke English. I wasn't sure if I was at the right stop or if I was getting on the right bus. I just kept showing people my ticket to ensure they pointed at the same bus.

It was a rough bus ride during the night, tough to get any sleep. I got to Eceabat where I got a couple of hours of sleep, boarded a ferry to Çanakkale where I met Uran, my guide to Troy.

There isn't much to see in terms of ruins, but Uran had much to say about the story. There are ruins of nine towns on top of each other. They believe Troy VI is the one that is referenced in Homer's Illiad.
Leaving Troy for Selçuk was quite a journey. I waited for a bus that I was told would stop for me at the side of the highway. It was about 40 minutes late and I was starting to get pretty nervous. But patience prevailed and the bus came. I took it to Izmir, which was a 6 hour bus ride and then transfered to a public bus that finally brought me to Selçuk.

Photos from the Troy ruins:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great pics Marko...It's always been one of my dreams to go to Troy...glad you're able to see those historical places. Keep having fun! K.