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Daily Photo: Tea Time, Antalya

I guess some people could get irritated that the Turkish workday includes SO many breaks for coffee or tea.  But it seems to me that it would be incredibly tragic to lose this social ritual.  Is the work being done really more important than stopping to savor a bit of tea, relax, and chat?  Impossible.

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Daily Photo(s): Friendly Faces

I thought I would only have a week’s worth of daily photos, but when I went through to pick them out, there were a lot that I still wanted to share.  So I’ll split them between here and my facebook page. Have I mentioned that everyone was beautiful in Turkey?  I really wanted to stop […]

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Photo Essay: Antalya’s Old City

We considered our trip to Turkey a vacation, but it wasn’t the normal sort, since Jeff had conferences to attend every day.  We took the bus to the town Kemer a couple of times in the afternoon, but were unable to get away from the resort most of the time.  That was still really enjoyable, […]

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The Best Little Shop in Antalya

…Where were we when I ended yesterday’s post?…  Here! So, after braving the old bazaar and typical little shops around the marina in Antalya, just when we thought we were really done– although not really happy– with our shopping, I found an old hammam that had been converted into a store.  On the outside, there […]

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The Best Meal

The fact that Jeff’s conference was at an all-inclusive resort was both good and bad.  The great thing was that we didn’t spend money on anything, in terms of our stay in Turkey.  Every meal and drink was pre-paid, and it was a huge relief not to have to hunt for meals.  On the other […]

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The Turkish Hammam Experience

After checking out the grounds of our resort on the morning after we arrived, the next order of business was making appointments for Jeff and me to visit the hammam (Turkish bath house) on site.  I have long wanted to do this, and chose the traditional treatment, which was, funny enough, a thorough scrubbing and […]

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Turkish People + Amelia = LOVE

It started as soon as we arrived in Turkey, at the Istanbul airport.  We were going through security for our connecting flight to Antalya, and after Amelia walked through the metal detector, one of the male security guards knelt down– I thought to inspect Amelia or ask her to take her boots off– and swept […]

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We Were Unprepared for the Beauty

I don’t know what exactly I was expecting from the Turkish Riviera, but, after a rather grueling 17 hour day of travel, what I woke up to was just unbelievable.  There was gorgeous yellow sunshine, a shimmering coastline of deep blue waters, breathtaking and dramatic snow-covered mountain peaks, and orange trees heavy with fruit everywhere […]

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