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Jul 18, 2007 - Antalya

Apres un pérıple routıer quı nous a amené a un sıte paradısıaque de pıknık, nous contınuons notre route vers Antalya. Au total, ce voyage nous aura prıs 7 heures. Quelle ne fut pas notre joıe de découvrır a quel poınt la vılle est grande, surpeuplée et ou le one way regne en roı et maıtre. Apres plusıeurs vıraıllages (1 h 30 en plus...!), Coquıno accepte de demander son chemın, grace a son epouse quı moıns-que-baragouıne le turc. Quelle chance, nous tombons sur un gars quı parle anglaıs. Imagınez la scene: apres nous avoır bıen aıguıllés,...

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Voyage en Turquie

May 14, 2007 - Olympos

I found a nice relaxing spot here in Turkey called Olympos. It's a resort of tree houses. They're pretty rustic though, so I stayed in a more comfortable bungalow. Took a couple hikes here. One was to the top of a nearby (small) mountain, which had a great view from the top. The other hike was to a placed call Chimaera (Burning Rock), which has a constant flame burning out of various rock holes.

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Feb 3, 2007 - Antalya

Antalya is a small town right on the water on the Mediterranean Coast. We stayed in the old part of town and it felt like this old, tiny village with narrow roads and old, European looking buildings. I walked around town to Karaalioglu Park and to an amazing lookout point of the coast. Antalya is a huge bay and looking across to the other side you could see these huge mountains covered with snow. The harbor was filled with small fishing boats and were painted bright colors and all flying the Turkish flag. I also went to see Hadrian's Gate,...

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Cryssa's RTW Trip

Jan 18, 2007 - Western Mediterranean

The western Mediterranean is definitely package holiday land - catering primarily to German and Scandinavian tourists. We were constantly approached on the street with a smiling "Guten tag" and quoted prices in Euros instead of Turkish lira. That was even the case in the grocery stores. We learned later there is a strong tie between Turkey and Germany created during the Ataturk era in the 1920s in hopes of "westernizing" Turkey. We heard the Turkish government subsidizes package holidays so German people can come to the Mediterranean for a...

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Jul 21, 2006 - Kas

Hello All, We are travelıng so hard and fast that ıt ıs dıffıcult to get to the ınternet to record what we have seen. We are not ın a lıttle fıshıng vıllage and about to board a Gulet for a couple of day cruıse. The sıghts, locatıons, food all contınue to be wonderful. Thıs western part of Turkey ıs much more tourısted wıth lots of Europeans and shops. We dıd manage to get to a turkısh bath for a scrub down. I wıll post more photos as we go along even ıf I can't do dıary entrıes Chrıs

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Jun 14, 2006 - Antalya

Although the bus was full the overnıght trıp (8hrs) was great and even managed to sleep a bıt. Arrıved at Sabah Pansıone at 7am and no problem, 'your room ıs ready sır, have a shower and come down for coffee'... don't you just love ıt ! Dıd just that and went for a walk to the old town harbour ın beautıful early mornıng sunshıne. The Med looks great. Found thıs ınt cafe so dıved ın for thıs quıck update to show you where we are. Wıll now go back to wake Matt up. Boy can he eat and sleep ! CU, Glenn

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May 12, 2006 - Antalya

Antalya is the largest urban centre on the west coast. İt has maintained a peaceful old quarter with a 2nd century B.C. Roman harbour, old Ottoman houses and a huge park overlooking the sea. We rented a car and toured Termessos, a ruined fortress city high in the mountains. The mountainous backdrop of the theatre is very dramtic. The museum has an amazing collection of artifacts from the region dating back to the Stone and Bronze Ages. The gallery of classical greek gods and sarcophagus (marble carved coffins) was incredible! Roger's...

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Apr 18, 2006 - Cappadocia - Antalya

Peter's Birthday Today we visited the underground city. No one knows when the underground cities of Cappadocia were built, perhaps in Hittite times or as late as the 6C AD. There were certainly underground cities as early as the 5C BC. So far 36 underground cities have been discovered some of them being very recent. It is also estimated that most of them are connected to each other. But it is difficult to identify these connections. The underground city of Derinkuyu which means "deep well" is one of the largest. It was opened in 1965. It is...

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Sep 19, 2005 - Our Drive to Antalya

Another day and a second city. Tonight we got lost arriving into the city and stopped at the first hotel we could find (little did we know that it backed onto a stadium and that same night one of Turkey's top singer was having a concert there followed by a bit of a rave party). Rather than listening to the beats all night I opted for a cosy internet place where I was spoilt by the internet boys and their leather making friends with coffees, turkish apple teas and a vase of freshly picked flowers. I did manage to catch up on a few emails and...

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Jacki's Journey

Sep 7, 2005 - Turkish Delight!

You can see the photos of us emeging from the mudbaths ın Dalyan. Thıs was a truly delightful experience as we let the mud dry on our bodies before showering and soaking in a hot sulphur spring bath. Boy were we clean! The day continued for us on board a small riverboat as we swam in a nearby lake; had a filling hot lunch of couscous, salad, chicken and spicy yogurt meze; then a couple of hours on the beach at the end of the river; and finally a visit to another ruins site. Next day we got on our private van/bus (which we will use for the...

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Aug 16, 2005 - Rome away from Rome

Here we are on the Turkish Riviera at Antalya! Our hotel, right on the beach, is well chosen by Sadık Bey. The moon over the Mediteranean is beautiful and casts glittering reflections on the water. Morning and we're off to Aspendos then Perge, two ancient Roman sites. Aspendos is a preserved amphitheatre that seats 15,000! It is wonderous to imagine that 2500 years ago people watched plays and listened to music here as they do today. Except they wore togas, and were Roman not Turkish, and some of them kept slaves, and they were polytheists,...

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Jul 16, 2005 - Antalya

These small famıly run pensıons are great- usually ın the area you want to be, and close to all attractıons, not that there ıs a lot ın Antalya. Two mınutes walk took us to the clıff edge where there was a promenade along the clıff face of a huge bay stretchıng around for mıles and covered wıth hotels and apartment blocks. Fıve mınutes away was a lovely marına full of yachts of all sızes, fıshıng boats, and cafes dottıng the wharf area. Because we are stıll recoverıng from bruıses etc we spent 7 lıre each and clımbed down to a prıvate beach...

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