One hundred thousand words.

Antalya Travel Blog

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The interminable "uploading photos" screen. At least I have a nice view while I wait.
I am sure happy that I found the TB website. I have used it every day, and now I see I have logged over one hundred thousand words for this trip, my oh my! I know I will appreciate this record in the years to come…heck, I already do. It’s fun for me to read the entries from early on in the trip, which seem like they were written ages ago.

So today was a work day for me. While Steve got a haircut, worked out, and explored the hotel, I had to research our way out of Turkey and catch up on some blogging.  When I had had enough computer time, I too took advantage of the hotel fitness room (it’s the first one we’ve seen since Tel Aviv!), and then I took a swim at the hotel’s incredible “beach.” It’s not really a beach, it’s a rocky outcropping with a ladder.
Beach access. At your own risk, says a sign nearby.
There are warning signs posted all over, “It is not safe here!” and I really believe it. Waves were crashing into the rocks and it made for a dramatic swim, if not very relaxing. The setting was very beautiful. After ingesting my share of seawater, I climbed out and headed back in.

By 5pm neither of us had had lunch and were starving, so we took the car out to find some food.  We found a place serving the usual Turkish dishes, and we had tasty salads, pide for me, and lamb shish for Steve. Same old, same old -- but delicious as usual.

In the late evening we walked down to the beach area again and watched the sun go down over the Mediterranean. There are mountains just off to our right, and the whole scene was so gorgeous. There was even a DJ down there playing smooth tunes, and he did a really good job of soundtracking the sunset. Very nice.

skippyed says:
Ive really enjoyed your blog, keep up the good work :-)
Posted on: Mar 26, 2010
abuglio says:
Congrats on the 100K word summit! It's been so cool reading them.
Posted on: Jul 29, 2008
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The interminable uploading photos…
The interminable "uploading photo…
Beach access. At your own risk, sa…
Beach access. At your own risk, s…
Breakfast buffet at Antalya Marmar…
Breakfast buffet at Antalya Marma…
Huge breakfast room at Antalya Mar…
Huge breakfast room at Antalya Ma…
The swimming area! I took this whi…
The swimming area! I took this wh…
At dinner.
At dinner.
This puffy bread is incredible.
This puffy bread is incredible.
My salad. Very fresh!
My salad. Very fresh!
Steve finds a deal -- a $4 t-shirt.
Steve finds a deal -- a $4 t-shirt.
photo by: moy18t