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Travel Blogs from Alanya
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 ...
Yesterday we enjoyed our Turkish breakfast and discovered overnight the streets had been transformed. No more mopeds, crazy drivers etc....now the streets were closed and were full of markets. They were selling everything! It all looked great, so we went exploring before we had to check out. Since we have no kitchen we had to pass up the offered to buy the tasty foods and spices, however we did not pass up the free samples of Turkish delight, then we bought 1 kg of it. ...
... statues unearthed tomorrow at the Antalya Museum. Next we were off to Aspendos, 48kms east. We were unable to see the Aspendos Theatre as it has been closed for renovations, but we did see the reconstructed bridge and the aquaduct. In the 1930's Atatürk, after tourıng the area, declared that theatre was too beautiful not to use and had renovations done and it now is the home of live performances. This did not sit well with some historians. ...
... 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 ...
... s body as well as his father's, son and a lot more notables are entombed...There is also some of Mohammed's beard encased... Sham's special hat...somehow..commercialism has taken over. We are now on the Meditterarean...driving towards Olympos...there are large bunches of bananas being sold everywhere...and...Palm trees...I am already feeling resistant to the 'resort like feel'...where are the quaint villages with the children running around ...
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