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May 12, 2012 - Fethiye....Kas..

Merhaba! Un séjour de 3 nuits à Fethiye. Une magnifique destination. Un must! Une petite ville d’environ 70 000 habitants. Ici c’est le calme, le repos. Je prends quand même en considération que je voyage hors saiso. C’est un paradis pour les sportifs.(Parapente, voile, plongée, kayak de mer, etc.) Là, je suis coté méditerranée, l’eau est bonne pour la baignade, et elle est d’un bleu cristal. Le sommet des montagnes portent encore la neige malgré les températures oscillant entre 25 et 30 degré. J’ai fait 2 excursions d’une journée chacune :...

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EuroAfricAsie

Apr 20, 2012 - A Day in Antalya

It was great to have a free day. Although there was a boat tour organized we opted out and caught the bus down to city centre and then wandered the entire day. As we got to the city centre we saw masses of people including many children. Apparently they were practising for the big day on April 20 which is Children's Day. We wandered down to the harbour with the group and waved them off. The harbour was beautiful. The ancient city of Antalya has the walls remaining with the only remaining entrance gate, Hadrain's Gate, still standing and...

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Bev's 2012 Adventure

Apr 19, 2012 - Konya to Antalya

Today was an interesting and quite fun day. Although we thought the weather would continue to be bad it turned out to be a very nice day - just the right temperature and no rain or wind. We left this morning to drive through the Taurus mountains and climbed to the pass at 1835 metres. From there it was downhill with lots of windy roads until we reached the flat land of the Mediterranean. The drive through the mountains was much prettier than yesterday's drive and we saw some very rugged land with interesting tree locations (out of solid...

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Bev's 2012 Adventure

Nov 6, 2011 - Antalya

We left the little village of Kusliica, went up around Lake Beysehir, on west to Isparta, then south on HW 685 to the port city of Antalya on the Mediterranean Sea. Like most of the port cities on Turkey’s Coast, its population has increased rapidly since tourism began in the late 1980s. In addition to visiting the city we were able to tour the Archaeological Museum, and the ancient cities of Perge and Aspenndos. The drive from Isparta to Antalya was nice - down a deep valley through green forest and spectacular scenery. Analya is an old...

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Nov 1, 2011 - just ask

Antalya is a tourist city of about one million inhabitants. Many northern European visitors stay at the resorts on the edges of town and sun bathe during the day and come to the center of town to shop at night. We are staying in a lovely hotel in the old town area that used to be a private home/mansion. The rooms are dispersed throughout two buildings interspersed with little restaurants. The lavish decor makes me feel like I am living in the kasbah. Just outside our doors the shops begin and seem to go on forever down narrow lanes that...

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Oct 31, 2011 - Santa Claus' home town

Feeling a little bit sad about saying good bye to the crew of the Nirvana, we got on a bus for a day of mostly driving. The route took us along the Mediterranean coast past massive quantities of green houses growing fruits and vegetables. We had seen a similar set up in Peru growing flowers for export, but we saw them for more than half of the 200 miles we drove today. The coastline was as beautiful as the part we had sailed past on the gulet and every so often we passed a touristy looking resort town. In the summer it appears that much of...

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Oct 20, 2011 - Antalya

I just spent two nice days in the coastal city of Antalya, which is a bit touristy, but still very nice. It's much warmer here down on the coast then it was in Cappadocia, but Autumn has arrived. The days are warm, but there's a slight chill in the air and it gets pretty cold at night. All the Turks are bundled up in sweaters and jackets, while us tourists walk around in t-shirts and shorts. Yesterday we drove to the nearby Roman Amphitheater of Aspendos, one of the best preserved Roman theaters anywhere. On the way, as we drove through...

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Greece & Turkey 2011

Oct 9, 2011 - Antalya to somewhere in the Mediterranean Sea (near Kalkan)

Woke early and managed to talk to the Giles, the Trudgens and the Moseys via Face-Time and Skype. Had a reasonable night's sleep even though the bed left a bit to be desired comfort-wise. Heard the rain during the night...it came in fits and starts and was quite heavy at times. Part of the seating for the restaurant is not under-cover so seats were a bit damp however it did not stop Pete and me eating out in the fresh air. It was a lovely start to the day. We still don't know what is going on with the boat...we are supposed to be going out...

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Oct 8, 2011 - Beysehir to Antalya

The drive today is very different from previous days. We are driving through the mountains...they are very rugged...areas that are very rocky and other areas covered with pine trees. Serdar told us erosion is a big problem here with Turkey losing a lot of good land each year so they are planting heaps of trees to slow it down. I think he said it takes 20,000 years to create 1 cm of topsoil. We stopped at Mt Alacabel, 1825 metres high, the highest point we will visit on our trip then off to a morning tea stop. Serdar ave us a bit of...

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Sep 19, 2011 - From Konya to Antalya

On our way to Antalya, we crossed the Taurus Mountains and had a lovely lunch at a roadside restaurant. Robin hiked in a cave while Bill took a walk in the woods. We travelled on to the seaside resort town of Antalya. Also known as the Turkish Riviera (or the Turquoise Riviera). We passed through Hadrian's Gate which has been standing since 130 AD. And strolled the promenade and enjoyed the view of the Mediterrenean and had a misty view of the Taurus Mountains across the bay. On the 20th we went on a cruise in the Mediterranean on a...

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May 8, 2011 - Antalya - Day 1

With just over two weeks to go, we decided to press on. Fortunately Anatalya is only about 4 hours North of Kas, so we said our goodbyes to some new friends and caught our bus. Our friends had just come from the Eastern Med coast and recommended we sit on the right side of the bus as to enjoy the scenery because the route followed the coastline to Anatyla. About an hour into the journey Cynthia (sitting behind me) says, "quick, hand me the water ... hurry". I dropped my book and started digging through my bag wondering what the rush was all...

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Apr 18, 2011 - Perge, Aspendos and shisha

The Roman ruins at Perge are a sight to behold. Again the sheer scale of the complex is mind boggling. The stadium (where Christians were thrown to the lions) had been partly destroyed by the Christians, but it is still easy to see how this was way back when. We visit roman baths, and see the furnaces that heated the pools, and we marvel at the skill these people had. Digby spots a litter of puppies and joins them for a photo opportunity, and Tony hopes the little buggers don’t have fleas. A group of us walk along the old canal, and climb...

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