Haşim İşcan

Discover travel destinations of travelers writing a travel journal on FindPenguins.

5 travelers at this place

  • 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.
    Read more

    Anne-Kathrin Ernst

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

    Ulrike Thees

    Viel Gesundheit und Freude 🍀✊

    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

    6 more comments
  • 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.
    Read more

    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

  • 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.
    Read more

  • Day1

    Konaklı Xeno Eftalia Resort Hotel

    November 4, 2020 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Surely there is a lot of entertainment in the summertime but when I was there, there was none. Due to corona restrictions I got the impression that only one third of the hotel was occupied, therefore a lot a places in the hotel looked very quiet.Read more

  • Day2

    Antalya Loft 1502

    July 22 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    I requested a cup of coffee but I was told that it was not possible due to Corona. Neither tea. Strangely I could get a Turkish cup of coffee. I know that is a strong cup of coffee so I told them I wanted it with a lot of sugar and milk. It came it a small cup. When I asked for the sugar I was told they had already put four pieces of sugar into the cup. I wondered how they had done that in such a small cup, but it tasted fine.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Haşim İşcan, Hasim Iscan