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Day 11: Antalya and Perge

There were three interesting things to report today.

Firstly it was National Children’s Day. This is the second biggest public holiday after Ataturk Day. I was told that after the freedom and democracy the Turks gained under Ataturk, the thing they value most are their children, as they see them as Turkey’s future. 921 more words


PERGE ANTIQUE CITY: Architecture and Imagination

Perge is a beautiful ruin from ancient times. The view belongs to your imagination. Some people see just rocks and grumble under sun. But others, like me, imagine how beautiful it was when the city was alive. 212 more words



“Sometimes you’ve got to let everything go – purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything… whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you’ll find that when you’re free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.”

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Peace Corps

Turkey! - Planning effort has hit an all time low

So Turkey is to be my last European stop for the trip. I really wanted to get to Romania to see Dracula’s castle but the flights from Munich weren’t a good option. 709 more words

Let's go Turkey!

After 7 years I went back to Antalya. A city at the Mediterranean coast area of Turkey. Lately I have only been on active trips and actually never came back relaxed. 1,006 more words



Moving deeper into the touristy seaside towns of Turkey, I arrived at Antalya at night. A, a tour guide, had agreed to host me. He picked me up on his Kawasaki motorbike and damn, it was my first (and only) time to date riding on a powerful motorbike and it was one hell of a thrilling ride. 838 more words


Perge - Awesome Archaeological Site in Turkey!

One of the main reasons we came to Turkey was for the archaeological sites the ancients left behind for us. After months and months of planning we finally got to go to the first few sites one our very long list. 676 more words