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Thursday, 29 April 2010
Wednesday, 28 April 2010
"I hope they open one near my holiday home in Fethiye - my kids usually tell me to put it away while we're there!" says Alison of Oxbridge, UK.
Tuesday, 27 April 2010
Monday, 26 April 2010
High in the Taurus Mountains, the ruined city of Termessos is probably Turkey’s most spectacularly sited historical spot. A picturesque, rustic site, at 1000 metres above sea level and 34 kilometres from Antalya City, it really is off the beaten track for most visitors.
Once inhabited by the Termessians, it has the distinction of being the only city that Alexander the Great did not capture in his rampage across the continent in 333 BC. History tells us that Alexander did not fail to take the mountaintop settlement, but chose not to – the isolated city was of no use to the Persian navy.
After Alexander’s death there were wars between the leader’s successors. One of his generals, Alcetas, became trapped at Termessos by another general, Antigonus. Alcetas was revered by the younger generation of the city but was betrayed to Antigonus by the settlement’s senior citizens. Alcetas killed himself rather than submit to Antigonus, and was later given a hero’s burial by the city’s youth. The lion sarcophagus at the site is thought to be Alcetas’ final resting place.
Termessos became part of the Roman empire, but remained much of its autonomy – its coins, for example, never bore images of Roman emperors, quite remarkable in these times. Most of the city’s buildings were built during its Roman period, including a theatre, gymnasium, temples and a huge cemetery.
The last Antalya-bound bus departs from the junction at 6pm.
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
City chic is the order of the day in Turkish centres
Monday, 19 April 2010
The ash cloud is covering a great deal of Western and Northern Europe, disrupting flights and leaving many stranded. It’s been five days since European air space was first closed to air traffic.
Flights from Istanbul, Antalya and Fethiye travelling to many European cities have been cancelled, and hotels are quickly filling up as passengers wait for the dust to settle. Thousands more are camping at the airport: sleeping on benches and floors as they wait for any hope of removal.
A number of high-profile visitors have been affected by the eruption. Estonian President Toomas Hendrick Ilves, who was visiting Turkey on a week-long working tour, has been forced to drive back home to Estonia. Germany’s Federal Minister of Defence Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, who was travelling from Afghanistan to Germany with a number of injured soldiers, has been diverted to Turkey, where he and his charges remain. The soldiers have been taken to the American Hospital.
Meanwhile, hundreds of children travelling to Turkey for the National Sovereignty and Children’s Day festivities on Friday have had their plans disrupted. A planeload of children from Mexico have been stranded at Amsterdam Airport for the past two days, while Bulgarian children are enduring a long bus ride to make the event. Around 1000 children from 41 countries are expected to attend the event.
Rail, bus and ferry routes are experiencing increased demand, and most operators are adding new vehicles to the routes wherever possible.
Analysts are divided on the negative health effects the ash cloud will bring to the country. Some say the ash cloud will appear over Turkey this week, bringing with it acid rain. However, others believe the cloud will bypass Turkey altogether. The cloud has reached Austria, bringing with it lowered temperatures thanks to the particles blocking out the sun.
Turkey’s Transportation Minister Binali Yildirim has promised that the thousands of stranded passengers will receive the best hospitality possible in such trying circumstances, and the Ministry of Transportation is currently working to find alternative routes for passengers who urgently need to fly home. A number of tourism companies have also organised bus trips to help tourists leave the country.
Friday, 16 April 2010
While many people’s idea of summer fun means hitting the beach, browsing the markets and floating about on a lilo, some people prefer the rush you can get from high-adrenaline activities.
Thursday, 15 April 2010
"Bring me a present from Turkey!"
Tuesday, 13 April 2010
2. Sovalye Island
3. Bodrum Town
Monday, 12 April 2010
Thursday, 8 April 2010