I'm on a boat.....
Trip Start Sep 21, 2010
13Trip End Oct 07, 2010
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The day consisted of motoring to a couple of different bays, or inlets that had sea turtles, beautiful blue water and great swimming conditions. We snorkeled and took some great pics with the waterproof camera of just jumping off the boat (this is a tradition that extends from Thailand)
After dinner at Hotel Canada, we ventured on to one of the most memorable portions of our Turkish Trip, the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Chimaera" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Chimera</a>. These are called the "eternal flames". This caused for much singing of the bangles hit song "<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternal_Flame_(song)" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Eternal Flame</a>" which sadly, most of our group new the words to and sang constantly. Anyway, this is an area on Mount Olympos where fire shoots out of the earth much like a campfire that never goes out. I kid you not! Supposedly, the flames are produced spontaneously, but I have my doubts. Either way, we couldn't believe it. There is about a kilometer and a half walk up a fairly steep hill in the dark (the guidebooks are right when they say bring a flashlight, or rent one at the base) to get there and there was also a charge of around 3 lira to get in (who you have to pay to a large man at a card table that records his earnings into a Hannah Montana notebook, seriously). I digress... This was an amazing place to go and I highly recommend it!
Off to bed, tomorrow we have a beach day and take the overnight bus from Antalya to Goreme, Cappadocia.