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Ancient Sites Around Antalya

Side, Aspendos, Kekova, Myra and Perge
– A daytrip from Antalya


Turkey’s Antalya province, known in antiquity as the region of Pamphylia, is a treasure trove of archaeological sites from Greco-Roman and Lycian times. Pamphylia, which means “land of the tribes,” was sandwiched between the ancient regions of Lycia and Cilicia, causing the area today to be rich in discoveries left by the different civilizations who have left their mark on…

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Hello! Where you from?

Hello! Where you from?


These four words were originally met by a cringe from me my first few days in Turkey and I’d usually end up ignoring them. But once I changed my approach and learned to engage instead of ignore I found that when I stopped, opened up and reciprocated conversation with the person who spoke them (be it a so-called tout, shop owner…

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Antalya, Turkey

7 Reasons Why I Love Antalya, Turkey


Located on Turkey’s southwest coast is the country’s fifth largest city and one of my absolute favorite places to visit, Antalya. Why’s it so special, you ask? Gorgeous (free) beaches, one of the most amazing archaeological museums in Turkey, city shopping, a weekly pazar (market) and the artsy, quaint and characteristic old city of Kaleçi are just a few things that make…

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