Black and Whites from my Latest Tour of Turkey

blackandwhite-beach01Enjoying the beach in Antalya is one of my favorite things to do in the summer. I spent my first days of spring on the beach with my son watching the waves come in and enjoying the water. The only other people to brave the waters were a group of teenage boys who were enjoying the day. It was not unusual for them to rush from the cold waters to the warm stones where they could warm their bodies.

I was there because my friend’s son really wanted to swim in the Mediterranean Sea. His son had touched the waters before of the warm middle earth sea, but he had never dipped in the white waters of the Akdeniz – Turkish for white. We spent a lot of time together with my friend and his son over a weeks period and a lot of people stopped and stared at him in Turkey. You see this young boy is from Burkina Faso and his family stand out in Turkey. During their tour of turkey they spent a lot of time visiting new places.

Ankara

My friend started his visit in Ankara. His first stops were to some other friends of ours. He spent a week with them visiting the castle walls, their preschool and several other places including the memorial site of Ataturk and the Museum of Ancient Civilizations. There was no shortage of things to see but in the time he had to get around he saw a few fair sites.

After their week in Ankara taking in the sites they made their way down to see us and we took them to see Perge, Kaleici, and a couple other sites before their departure for Istanbul. These photos are just a few from their Ankara. Enjoy

Antalya

The flight was good and the price was great coming down and we went to some awesome ancient sites in Antalya. The best of which were ancient ruins. Here are some photos from that time including a great shot of the ancient city of Perge. You’ll note the walls are all under repair as the city is super old. Reading more about the city is something I’d suggest for you to do. Walking around this city gets more interesting every time we visit. The site is under constant restoration and archaeologists are uncovering the palace the main thoroughfares and many other sites in the area. These photos will show some of the progress going on at the site and my favorites.

 

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