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Jun 29, 2005 - Day 44-45 Alternative Camp to Olympos

Olympos again not the most accessible place in the world but beautiful, and full of ruins. we stayed at a fabulous place that of course our tour guide Davina had a difficult time finding even though it was her second trip, but we eventually made it. Kadirs Treehouses, very cool place with rooms that were very cabin like and rustic construcion, but very homey complete with indoor plumbing. Nice lively bar with climbing routes up the rock faces just behind the buildings and a short drive to Olympos Beach. Olympos Beach is on a trail that...

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Jun 24, 2005 - Antalya

After Patara, Olimpos and Adrasan, we were ready to get back to civilization. Antalya is a fantastic city. This is a good vase in point not to blindly follow your guide bokks. Lonely Planet didn't really hype up the city and we didn't plan on staying more than a night. We ended up staying 3 and could have stayed longer. The old town has tons of character, the beaches looked great, and the museum was very nice.

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Jun 23, 2005 - Adrasan

After Olimpos, we hitch-hicked (no buses ran there) to Adrasan to escape the tourist scene again. The town was set in a cove on the Mediterranean and was completely Turkish. Only locals and Turkish travelers. We were dropped off at 'Gigi-babas'. A very nice small hotel where we were treated like family. While there, we met up with a couple of Turk families that turned out to be good friends. We were always happiest when we were around the Turkish people as opposed to tourist. The town was very small and peaceful. Annika got her first...

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Apr 30, 2005 - Antayla

The plan was to get up today and head up the road to the open aır museum. When we looked outside and saw that it was raining we knew it was going to be a nothing day. Upstairs for breakfast and we meet 5 other Australians waiting for bus`s that night as well. So after telling each other about our travells and a few games of cards ıt was time to start to pack up. Great way to spend the day. During the day we found out that at the under ground city where we where the day before it had snowed about 10cm. Wow the temperature changes quickly...

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Apr 22, 2005 - Tuerky on the move

I was walking through the bazaar in Istanbul the other day and (the men here are a little aggressive!) someone called out "Hey Miss Turkey!" and after flinching in recognition for a split second realized where i was... I just laughed to myself. Same day I bought a t-shirt that says Turkei on it so that everyone will know who I am. I'm off on an overnight bus to Antalya on the south central coast tonight, for those of you keeping track. Ahhh, there are commas on this keyboard!!! At last. ,,,,,,,,,,,,, I can't get, enough of them, now!...

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Apr 10, 2005 - Janet, you can keep the warm clothes!

From Cappadocia we travelled to Antalya. The aroma of orange trees blooming and the warm Mediterranean breeze greeted us. Who knew...there is a beach only a short walk from our hotel. We're back in our swim suits! The next day we spent travelling around Antalya area, viewing ancient sites. We visited Roman aqueducts, theatres (Aspendos) and a city that was established by Alexander the Great and added to by Romans (Perge). The aqueduct moved water from a mountain 35km away. They used gravity but sent the water uphill where they had the...

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Jan 19, 2005 - Within the Walls

The last stop in my Turkish holiday has been to the port cıty of Antalya. Antalya is located on the south-western part of Turkey in an area that they refer to as the Turkish Riviera and is about 50m above sea level. My hotel is the Aspen Hotel, located in the heart of the district of Kaleicı; this is the picturesque old town of Antayla and is located within the historic city walls. There are quite a number of sections of the old wall that remain ıncluding a couple of towers and a remarkably intact gate known as Hadrian's Arch. The Arch is...

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THE BOSNIA INTERLUDE

Jan 1, 2005 - Antalya, Turkey

I got off the bus at the main bus station and found the local one to the old part of the city called Kaleiçi. On the bus 2 guys befriended me and we talked during the ride. One of them paid my fare and we all got off together. There was some talk of having a drink and I became more suspect than I already was. They took me to the clock tower landmark I had wanted to get to and then suddenly they decided to all leave. It was hard for me to determine whether they had a change of heart about some misdeed they were intending or whether it was...

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Oct 22, 2004 - The Forming of the Sezgin Six (aka) ABC Possy

So, what happened next is a little unbelievable, but true. We all told Sezgin we were leaving his Pension tomorrow and he didn't seem happy after that, but he tried his best to sell us some last minute tours and trips in the other cities we were visiting. We said we would think about it over night. He said that was ok and then moved on to the others to sell them on something where they were going. The next morning Kerry just walked up to him and said, "Unfortunately, it doesn't fit our budget so we will not be able to do the tour." Anyway,...

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Apr 9, 2004 - Cappadocia to Antalya

This morning we left Cappadocia and headed for Antalya, the Turkish Holiday Resort situated on the Mediterranean Sea in the South. The first place we came across was Sultanhani Caravanserai - the Turks built these Caravanserais as resting places, approx every 40 kilometres, for their travellers back in the 13th Century. This one is in particularly good order. We also visited the Farmers Market there. Then we travelled via Konya, home to the Whirling Dervishes where they actually go to School to learn the art. Konya is also the place where...

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Dot's Big OE 2004

Mar 12, 2004 - Our first day in Antalya

Antalya is a very old city on the coastline dating from around the 2nd Century BC. There are still remains of old walls and, of course, a Hadrian's Gate (is there anywhere that guy didn't show up?). We started the day with a morning walk through the 300 year old part of the city which sits close on the harbor. Lots of the buildings here have been turned into quaint (read expensive) pensions and restaurants. We then headed off to the open market where we saw just about everything for sale, the veggies were beautiful, the underwear so cheap I...

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