Delphin Botanik Hotel
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Over the weekend we visited the city of Alanya which is about 30 mins north west of gazipasa. It was absolutely not at all what I was expecting. Tourists lined all the streets with the restaurants, markets, clubs and shops in tow. We arrived at our hotel which was amazing for $20 for the night, it overlooked a huge resort where fire breathing entertainers were performing in the pool area. After we all got ...
... alike rollex watches, the I heart Side t shirts, and anything else that stood out under the bright neon lights.
We walked up away from the beach and found some more ruins. They were all lit up bright. Then we walked back to the room wondering how we can get out of here each day.... We have booked 3 nights. Oh dear.
In the morning we woke and had breakfast in the turtle garden (20 turtles) with the lovely owner of the place ...
... Belkin) Bridge over the Köprüçay was constructed on the remains of Roman bridge from 1219 to 1236 and the restored from 1996 to 1998. Then another short drive to the Aquaduct just north of the Aspendos Theatre. This aquaduct originally ran for 28 Kms. It was quite an architectural feat. Lunch was included in the tour and we were to taken to river side restaurant for a lovely lunch. Over lunch we got to know travel companions a ...
... poor economy, our need to tip well, buy lots and... well, to be honest, I popped in my headphones at this point as it started to grate.
The boats were lined up waiting for the line of coaches. I have never been on a coach holiday before and it is these sort of things which do make me cringe slightly inwardly. I have always been used to the freedom of doing my own thing and avoided being herded.
But here we are so let's join in with the herd... albeit maybe from ...
We liked Konya as far as a big..not Hugh...but big Turkish city goes...THIS one did not have that chaotic feel to it. I made the mistake of thinking the Dervishes were whirling nightly. NOT. Darn! I am very saddened that I will miss the Dervish here. I guess this just means it will always be calling me back. In spite of the inland pervasive pollution...I do love this country. I am slowly getting a better understanding of it and it's people. I ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet