More of awesome Turkey in Antalya

Trip Start Aug 19, 2012
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Flag of Turkey  , Turkish Mediterranean Coast,
Thursday, December 13, 2012

It started with a Mercedes bus (seriously the most "pimpin'" bus we've ever been on in our lives).  It rivaled some flights we've taken, with its individual movie screens, bus attendant in vest and bowtie serving free drinks and snacks, and bus washing at the rest stop even though it already looked clean.  And the bus ticket was only 30 TL ($16 Canadian) each!  And NO stinky, vomiting, peeing, pooing, or spitting kids in sight anywhere!  Glorious!  Take that Ugandan Post Bus!

In Antalya, we wandered the near deserted ancient roads of Perge and even managed to climb up some of the ruins.  I have to admit that one of our favourite things is to scramble among ruins and discover what's just around the corner.  Having nearly nobody around to tell us not to helps.  Being in Turkey during low season has been a huge plus for us wherever we've visited.  The crowds are nearly non-existent, and we can walk freely almost everywhere without bumping into other annoying tourists.

The museum in Antalya was surprisingly good.  Again, it seemed like nobody was around, which is usually cause for alarm at any tourist destination, but in this case, was not.

It's hard not to appreciate the centuries of artifacts surrounding us.  I realize that as a kid, it probably wouldn't have excited me very much to stare at old bowls and coins.  But for some reason, as an adult, it ignites my imagination and helps me to envision the ancients and how they lived.

Turkey really has been food for our imagination.
 
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