We arrived in Istanbul after a 45 minute flight from Izmir. We are all checked into the History Hotel in the heart of the Historical District. Scott and Brooks have gone with our guide to look around the area before we begin touring in the morning.

Our guide is an older man who helped make archeological documentaries that have been used extensively by the churches of Christ in the states. We feel like we are in good hands.

We spent the day in Ephesus. I heard several students say that this was the best site so far.