Love the Lord your God, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him, for the Lord is your life! Deut. 30:20

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Antalya, Turkey

After our short night, we flew from Istanbuhl to Antalya, (see map) then took the bus to nearby Perge.  In the afternoon, we took a bus back to Antalya to our hotel.

Our hotel was located close to this old Roman harbour pictured above that Paul would have sailed into. You would never know that it is in the center of the sprawling city of Antalya, the 8th largest city in Turkey!

This part of town is just fun!  Charming little streets and picturesque old houses.   
After checking into the hotel, we decided to walk down to the harbour.

What is that in the courtyard?
Cinderella and her pumpkin!
Of course.  Why not!

Site seeing boats were headed out to sea.

I wanted to go out on a boat ride!  Al wasn't so sure.  But we found 5 others who also wanted to do that too.  Lilly was able to negotiate a less expensive ride for all of us.

 The boat headed out of the harbour and then began to head for this cliff.  What was he doing?

He sailed the boat right into a very small cave.
He did a great job of scaring us just a little!

look closely at that black dot on the cliff

We saw several kids, besides this girl, 
climbing down the cliffs to sneak a smoke.

We encountered lots of smoking in Turkey.
We aren't used to that in the States so much anymore.

Ancient castle tower

The boat we were on followed the shoreline.
We saw several couples enjoying eachother on the cliffs

The boat ride lasted about 45 minutes.  And I LOVED it!

On the way back to the hotel, we passed several shops that were selling these pretty dresses.  I had to take pictures for my granddaughter!

We got back in time for dinner.   

While we were eating, we could hear some singing.
We think it was the national anthem of Turkey.

Following dinner, the dancing began.

Mind you, we got 2 hours sleep last night.  
And maybe a cat nap on the bus.  
The dancing lasted until after midnight.
And our room was right above this group.
Needless to say, it was another short night.
But who's complaining?
We are having an adventure!

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