23 Mar, 2016 in Antalya
Perge Aksu, Antalya Turkey (12)

The Antalya province isn’t all beaches and all-inclusive resorts. Sure, it has some remarkable beaches, but those are just part of what the region has to offer. Remarkably, Antalya province has ancient cities dating back thousands of years set in the most gorgeous surroundings, the ancient people did know how to pick their spots. I visited […]

18 Feb, 2016 in Antalya
Phaselis ancient city Kemer Antalya Turkey (28)

The Antalya province isn’t all beaches and all-inclusive resorts. Sure, it has some remarkable beaches, but those are just part of what the region has to offer. Remarkably, Antalya province has ancient cities dating back thousands of years set in the most gorgeous surroundings, the ancient people did know how to pick their spots. I visited […]

4 Feb, 2016 in Antalya
Olympos Teleferik Antalya Turkey-039

Antalya in Turkey is known for all-inclusive resorts and terrific beaches, but the area offers so much more to see and do. Within a short driving distance from the Antalya old town are spectacular scenic views, ancient cities, folk villages, and much more. Of all that’s available, I decided to go see the Olympos Teleferik, and […]

20 Jan, 2016 in Antalya
Yoruk Nomad Theme Park Kemer Antalya-023

Antalya is a gorgeous province, best known for terrific clear water beaches, but Antalya has much more to offer than all-inclusive resorts and sun tanning on the beach. There are beautiful natural parks, breath-taking sky scenic views, remarkable historical sites, and… culture. If you want to learn a bit more about the history of the locals and […]

7 Nov, 2015 in Antalya
Antalya old city Turkey (29)

I began my Antalya visit with a late flight arrival to a last-minute booking of a hotel at Kaleiçi, the old quarter. The taxi from the airport took about 20 minutes to arrive at the old quarter and then completely got lost in the narrow one-way streets looking for the right road to reach the […]

10 Oct, 2015 in Antalya, Visions
Visions of Antalya Old City Turkey (1)

I started my two day visit to the lovely Turkish Antalya province at the Kaleici Old City of Antalya. I stayed with a B&B right at the center of the old town and got to experience late night early morning Muezzin calls for prayer and a bit of the local nightlife with gorgeous Turkish live […]

9 Oct, 2015 in Antalya, Visions
Visions of Antalya Province - Turkey (1)

In my last voyage I had a stopover in Turkey with some spare time and decided to make a 2-day trip out of it at the Antalya province. The reputation I know about for that area was that it’s all about all-inclusive resorts and beaches, but Antalya is so much more than that. From the […]

27 Apr, 2010 in Istanbul, Itineraries
Ortakoy Mosque 

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It was a while ago last August, but I never got around to summarizing my wonderful trip to Istanbul to visit my sister who was living in Istanbul at the time.     Following is a summary of that visit with a suggested itinerary for those visiting this beautiful city.   Generally, …

17 Feb, 2010 in Istanbul
Church of St Savior in Chora 
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Somehow surviving the takeover by Islam, the byzantine church of Saint Savior in Chora managed to preserve most of it former beauty. It’s world renowned as one of the best preservations of a church dating back to Constantinople around the end of 4th beginning of 5th century. It’s as beautiful on the outside… …

15 Feb, 2010 in Istanbul
Ortakoy Mosque 
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If you needed more proof how stunning Istanbul’s mosques are, Ortakoy Mosque will do it for sure. Take a look at this Ortakoy Mosque down-up panorama (bet you didn’t see many of those)… Perfection. It doesn’t get much better than this.     …

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