Tag Archives: Olimpos

Close to heaven in Çıralı?

Ferda used to love going to Olimpos.  She took me a number of times in the first year we were together.  But that was before she had spent any time in Çıralı.  It was two years ago when Ferda and … Continue reading

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A sea kayaking day from Olimpos to Adrasan

If you compare the photos of my first sea kayaking tour in Turkey (three years ago) with the photos from the second tour (last weekend), the first thing you’ll notice is that this time we had red sea kayaks instead … Continue reading

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Spring weekend at Alabelen and Çıralı

Given the amount of time I’ve spent in Antalya (about 6 months now), I’ve done surprisingly little exploring nearby.  I’ve certainly travelled and visited more places in NE Turkey than I have in Antalya İl (an İl is somewhat analogous … Continue reading

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Secret agents, closed border, military pursuit, saved by a coincidence

One more tour through Artvin and a quick rest with Ferda in Olimpos.  That was the last of my plans for Turkey.  I estimated three days from Kemalpaşa to Meydancık, not realizing just how big the climbs were.  Aren’t I … Continue reading

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