Grand Kavak Otel

Istiklal Caddesi 16, Antakya, Hatay, Turkey | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Antakya

The end of the road!

A travel blog entry by suzymartin


... everything else here. But that's not really why we didn't drink, it's just not so common here, and it was quite nice to have a booze detox - definitely helps when you need to get up early and cycle in the heat. And it is HOT. On the day we cycled into Antakya, the signs (neon time/temp signs are quite prevalent here) read 36 c, and there were many days that felt as hot. Wanted to wash our cycling clothes most nights, as we were pretty drenched all ...

Syria Crossing & Into Beirut

A travel blog entry by gary.rosewarne


... and stickers.

The only downside of the trip was the $US150 diesel tax because of the cheap government subsidised fuel. The cost of fuel in Europe and Turkey was on average $US2.00 / litre when compared to the cost in Syria of about $US0.20 / litre! INCREDIBLE!

The Syria-border crossing took about 3-hours because I was trying to dodge the $100 diesel tax as our fuel tank was completely full and we wouldnt be able to take advantage of the cheap ...

The kebab trail - Antalya to Antakia

A travel blog entry by waynedale


... of about ten youths (I used the word youths to make myself seem much older than them!) and within minutes the police arrived. Wow! In Australia the police probably wouldn't arrive until after someone was assaulted because they only turn up to report crime, not to prevent it. I have no idea what the fight was about but for a moment I thought it was over my plate of kofte. It was worth fighting over - so tasty! Any way, this little meatball has to get ready for Syria. I hope they let me in!  ...

We're on the road again

A travel blog entry by suzymartin


... t belong to a 23-year-old, it was pretty enjoyable and again we got here early in the afternoon.

All in all it's been a welcome return to the bikes. I'm always happiest in the countryside, with big skies, fresh air and stars. O we were surprised to see an eclipse of the sun the other day, does anyone know what's going on with that?

Ok, til next time, probably from Syria : )


Day 7 (cont'd): Turkish border - Hatay - Mersin

A travel blog entry by vonwerden

On the Turkish side of the border, things were extremely organised and it was a very easy routine. Saksouki was stamped into my passport (have to think about getting a separate passport for him one day, he cannot do this for the rest of his life), and then I got the rest of the stamps from the police officer.

The first impression about Turkey after the border post ...


This hotel, located on Istiklal Caddesi 16, Antakya, is near Hatay Muzesi and St Pierre Kilisesi.
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