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  • Day174

    Getting ready for Germany

    November 19, 2020 in Turkey ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    As expected, our Covid test results were negative, so nothing here that could extend our stay in Turkey. In general, our timing isn't too bad as the weather here changed completely with rain all day and temperatures dropping under 20°C. Thus, we could already acclimatize to German weather conditions today. Plus, Turkey is going into some kind of a lockdown again tomorrow, so travelling wouldn't be that much fun anymore I guess.
    We made the best of the day and had some of the delicious food we could find in Turkey: Su Böreği for breakfast, Çiğköfte for lunch and grilled seabrass for dinner.
    Furthermore, we prepared our bikes for the flight. Luckily, we have a good network of cyclists in Turkey by now. Gökhan, who we had met in Side, owns a bikeshop in Antalya and delivered 2 bikeboxes to our hotel. So I guess we are ready for the very last leg tomorrow morning.
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    Petra Deeg-Brockhage

    Wie schade, daß Eure Reise jetzt zu Ende ist. Es war so spannend die ganze Zeit. Ich wünsche Euch einen guten Flug und eine gute Ankunft in Deutschland. Petra

    11/20/20Reply
     
  • Day173

    Last day on the bikes

    November 18, 2020 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Today, we cycled our last stage on our epic bike trip: From Kemer to Antalya. The cities are only about 45km apart and we could see our destination pretty much all the time.
    The road wasn't too interesting. It led through a couple of resort towns that are already closed for the season. Furthermore, the highway was busy and led through some tunnels, so cycling wasn't too much fun.
    However, once we got to Antalya, we were pleasantly surprised again. There's a bike path along the long Southwestern beaches with lots of cafés and many people exercising in the outdoor gyms. We really liked this area.
    We checked into a hotel in the old part of the city, had the obligatory Covid test done, went for a last swim (probably) and explored the harbour during sunset. The atmosphere in Antalya is very enjoyable overall.
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    Anne-Kathrin Ernst

    Schade, eine tolle Reise und damit ein wunderschöner Reisebericht geht zu Ende ! Danke dafür ! Gute Heimreise ✈️

    11/18/20Reply
    Ulrike Thees

    Viel Gesundheit und Freude 🍀✊

    11/18/20Reply
    Jim Cochran

    Oh no! What am I going to read before bed now! Please keep going! We are so happy for your fabulous adventure. Love you both! ♥️ Jim and Lisa

    11/18/20Reply
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  • Day19

    Kemer 2006

    April 3 in Turkey ⋅ ⛅ 5 °C

    Weihnachten 2006 in der Türkei - sicherlich einer meiner wichtigsten Reisen überhaupt.

    Rückblickend betrachtet, schäme ich mich sehr über mein damaliges Schubladendenken bzgl. der Türken. Ein Mix aus schlechten Erfahrungen in der Jugend, einseitiger Informationspolitik und mangelnder Bereitschaft sich eine eigene Meinung zu bilden, ließen in der Vergangenheit die Türkei als Reiseziel immer außen vor!

    Und dann das.....! Herzliche Menschen, tolle Gastfreundschaft, wunderschöne Eindrücke - eine Woche Urlaub in Kemer, hatte alles verändert, Allah'a şükür 🧿🧿🧿!

    Zeit zu Zweit mit Jessi - als Mini Familie, kann man Weihnachten natürlich auch problemlos woanders feiern und das Preis- Leistungsverhältnis war damals einfach überragend.

    Die warme Wintersonne genießen, Farben sammeln, a bisserl shoppen und völlig neue Eindrücke gewinnen - so könnte man die ungewöhnliche Weihnachtswoche 2006 beschreiben.

    Kemer ist landschaftlich ein Traum! Am Meer stehend, tut sich im Winter ein Blick über Orangenplantagen und Kiefernwälder ins verschneite Taurusgebirge auf - das hat schon was!

    Auch Kaleici, die Altstadt Antalyas, hatte uns vom ersten Moment an gefangen. Was für ein tolles, orientalisches Flair, hübsche Gassen, wunderschöne kleine Boutique-Hotels ( schaut euch mal bei Booking.com als Referenz das "Tekeli Konakları" an ) und traumhafte Ausblicke auf den alten Hafen - jederzeit könnte ich mir vorstellen, einfach nur dort eine Woche zu verbringen!

    Mittlerweile ist die Türkei fast schon zu einer zweiten Heimat für mich geworden. Die freundlichen Menschen sind mir vertraut und ich habe sie lieben gelernt. Herzlichen Dank für die vielen bunten Geschichten und die Freundschaften die entstanden sind - Almanya dan selamlar, Osman Oğlum 😍😍😍!

    Hoffentlich ist es bald wieder an der Zeit die Koffer zu packen - ich möchte einfach so schnell wie möglich wieder nach Kaş 😍🤿🤷‍♂️!
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    Reisefan

    Türkei geht immer 👍 Seit 2004 fliegen wir fast jährlich Anfang November hin.

    4/3/21Reply
    D.O.T

    Eine ganz tolle Reisezeit - mit etwas Glück noch 25 Grad, während es bei uns schon kalt und grau ist 🌞🌞😊!

    4/3/21Reply
     
  • Day9

    Antalya Archaeologicsl Museum

    November 3, 2020 in Turkey ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Excellent archaeological museum, focused on finds from this region. Most of the statuary is from the theater at Perge (see other posts about Perge and the theater at Aspendos). The 1st 4 pics are from the theater. I have trouble trying to visualize what such places must have looked like. Just stunning. Also in the collection here are sarcophagi (5th), icons (6th), plus coins, seals, pottery and other artifacts from this region.Read more

  • Day54

    D54 Turkey - Kas to Antalya

    August 27, 2019 in Turkey ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    A Snapshot of Our Day

    Photo 1 - The best part about sleeping on the deck of a boat is your body waking up to natural light. Most of us were up enjoying the first signs of sunlight just before 6am, and some took full advantage by having a pre-breakfast swim in the cool water.

    Photo 2 - Dozens of green houses (currently unused) in a nearby valley, which will primarily be used for tomato production in the cooler seasons.

    Photo 3 - On our way to Antalya we stopped to visit the protected ruins of the church of Saint Nicholas. Our guide Mete had told us that this is a common visiting spot for Russian and German tourists and sure enough, shortly after we arrived we were surrounded by tourists who had clearly made a bee line to see St. Nicholas’ grave. I tried to keep clear of the swelling crowds and found myself admiring the worn paintings on the interior walls and domes of the chapel.

    Photo 4 - More paintings worn down over time.

    Photo 5 - Apparently you can buy anything at gift shops; “authentic hand painted” mugs, fridge magnets...and live cats. Do you have room for another one Es and Beth?

    Photo 6 - The Myra Rock Graves, 4/5th century architecture, representative of the Lycian classical period. These rock facades were built to almost imitate wooden carvings, and they were really haunting to look at. The graves are all blocked off so we were unable to go up too close but we were told that there are noticeable differences and characteristics that would help a visitor to gain information about the social status of the owner.
    A good tip for us to distinguish between Lycian and Roman architecture was that the Romans would build up from the ground and create free standing works; the Lycians would take to using the environment and building into and on the current landscapes.

    Photo 7 - There were many stairways and passageways that led us up and around to different parts of the acropolis. There was a large theatre complex that we had fun exploring and posing in. Of course.

    Photo 8 - The sea side town of Antalya is the location of Turkey’s largest international sea resort which, combined with many other attractions, makes it very popular with tourists. We arrived mid afternoon and the majority of us made a bee line towards a local Haman (Turkish bath) where we were separated according to gender and pampered for 2 hours, for a mere 50AUD. This included a sauna session, a full body scrub (I’m surprised I have any skin left!), a foam wash and rinse, relaxation time with free apple tea and an olive oil massage to finish. Us girls had a bonus and very spontaneous dance session with one of the employees while we were drinking our tea, which we loved!
    We all left in a daze and took our time wandering back to the Old Town where our hotel is located.

    Photo 9 - Ant and I have decided to sell in the Subaru for some newer hot wheels.

    Photo 10 - Majority of dogs and cats who are not owned by residents in Turkey are vaccinated by the Government, but it is the local community that continues to keep them in good health. We walked past a cat park and there were 20 or so little cat houses set up with volunteers giving out information and taking donations for the future care of this city’s cat population. My wall against cats is slowly crumbling down...
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  • Day9

    Antalya Old Town

    November 3, 2020 in Turkey ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Antalya is often called the Riviera of Turkey. The old part of town dates back over 2,000 years. The 1st two pictures are of Hadrian's Gate, the main gate into the old city: the arches and one of the watch towers. 3rd shows the original road surface where it passes through the arches of the gate, well worn by chariot and cart wheels. 4th is another Roman era watch tower. The Romans had some amazing technology, but the clock was added by the Ottomans. The last 2 pictures are of typical narrow old city streets.Read more

  • Oct23

    Yummy Yummy

    October 23, 2019 in Turkey ⋅ ⛅ 82 °F

    Our spot for lunch. Yep, that’s the name of the place! Boy was this tasty. Famous Turkish dish called Manti. Ravioli with small meatballs inside with yogurt and sauce. Delicious salad and yummy cake. Humorous waiter. Just took a chance and got lucky!

    https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/154920/homemade-manti-traditional-turkish-dumplings/

    Afterwards strolled around old Town some more - walked down the hill to the old harbor and then hoofed it about 45 minutes back to the hotel.
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    MaryGrace Schumacher

    Ok, you've had a beer, now where's the WINE???

    10/23/19Reply
     
  • Day55

    D55 Turkey - Antalya

    August 28, 2019 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 36 °C

    A Snapshot of Our Day

    Photo 1 - The Aspendos Theatre, another Roman wonder that dates back to 155BC. Every September the theatre is used for several operatic performances and we were gutted to discover that we were a few short days of seeing a performance of ‘Carmen’! The complex was in the midst of being set up and so our friend Gina gave us a performance of her own, being a professional singer and music teacher.

    Photo 2 - As it was already 36C by 10am we weren’t super enthused at the prospect of walking up a hill to see a “spectacular” view of the theatre, but it was worth it in the end.

    Photo 3 - They are incredibly worn down now but these are wall decorations date back 700 years.

    Photo 4 - We stopped for a mid morning snack at a tiny roadside cafe where we enjoyed watching the older lady prepare and cook for us some fresh gozleme. Easily the best gozleme we’ve had so far, and was made even better by glasses of freshly squeezed orange juice.

    Photo 5 - For lunch we went to a restaurant that only served two things - meatballs and a local bean salad. Naturally we ordered both to share; the rich salad comprised of white beans, red capsicum, tahini, olive and sesame oils and was garnished with chopped boiled egg. Served with fresh bread and salad it was surprisingly delicious, but I highly doubt it will get the same reaction back in North Melbourne!

    Photo 6 - ‘Hadrian’s Gate’; one of several ancient gates that take you from standing in the new to the old town of Antalya.

    Photo 7 - All of the Turkish sweets. It’s a miracle that you don’t see dentists on every corner.

    Photo 8 - Anthony spotted a shop in the old town that were clearly making the statement that gourds are too good to be eaten. Why eat a vegetable when it could be transformed into a lamp?

    Photo 9 - Token souvenir bookmarks are in abundance and we love it!

    Photo 10 - A funky sign painted onto an electrical pole, just in case you needed reminding of where you were.
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  • Day236

    Antalya

    June 3, 2019 in Turkey ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Inzwischen sind wir in Antalya angekommen und machen hier mal wieder etwas Urlaub vom Urlaub😜. Die schmucke Altstadt, der tolle Konyaalti Beach und die unglaublich netten und entspannten Leute sind dafür geradezu ideal.Read more

    D.O.T

    Schön, daß es euch gut geht 🌞🌞🌞!

    6/6/19Reply
    Herbert Fürst

    Ja hallo, jetzt könnt ihr euch wieder mal mit "deutsch verständigen". Natürlich spricht gegen "Urlaub" nichts dagegen. Landschaftlich toll und freundliche Leute trifft man sicher auch hier. Jetzt ist die Zeit, wieder mal die Seele baumeln zu lassen - also tankt auf - recht viel Spaß und gute Erholung, für die nächsten "Erkundigungen".

    6/7/19Reply
     
  • Day7

    Rustige dag in Antalya

    November 27, 2020 in Turkey ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Ons het opgestaan en gaan draf langs die see, waarna ons ontbyt gaan eet het. Ons het besluit om 'n rustige dag te vat na ons 'besige skedule' die laaste paar dae (haha). Ons het toe gaan swem in die see. Die water is so helder jy kan jou voete sien en dis lekker warm. Riekie het in die son bly lê (en geslaap op die strand) en ek het goed gaan uitsorteer by die hotel. Umit (die hoteleienaar) sê toe ek moet gaan kyk hoe lyk dit op die dak. Hy het aangebied om vir ons aandete op die dak te bedien. Die res van die dag het ons net rondgeloop en winkels besoek. 17:00 het ons gaan aandete eet (na ek uiteindelik my weg uit die parkeerplek kon vind en teruggaan hotel toe). Op die dak, bedien hulle vir ons klomp lekker kos (hulle eet baaaaie brood hier) en Umit wys ons hoe om tradisionele (ek is nie doodseker hoe tradisioneel drank in 'n, hoofsaaklik, Moslem land is nie, maar ons het dit so aanvaar) Rakı te drink. Dit proe soos liquorice en verander van kleurloos na wit as mens water bygooi (ja, ek het gesê dis 'n alkoholvrye jaar behalwe 'n glasie sjampanje by troues, maar daar was geen troues nie agv Covid, so ek het hierdie my uitsondering gemaak). Ons het weer langs die strand gaan stap en daarna kamer toe gekom en girls night gehou met gesig-, hand- en haarmaskers.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Antalya, Анҭалиа, أنطاليا, Анталия, آنتالیا, Горад Анталья, Antalija, Анталья, ئانتالیا, Αττάλεια, אנטליה, Անթալիա, AYT, Adalia, アンタルヤ, ანთალია, 안탈리아, Attalea, Antalja, Анталија, अंताल्या, انطالیہ, Antaliya, Atali, 安塔利亞, 安塔利亚