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Piggy Bank of ancient values
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Tesekur of ederim, Turkey!

“Vegetable” holiday – so imagined vacation in Turkey after numerous reviews. Eat, swim, sunbathe-the existence of a lazy vegetable. Even the monuments of the tomatoes and oranges in Turkey (a place Kumluca is the capital of the tomatoes, Antalya – the symbol of the city of orange). But in fact, this country gave a lot of unique and vivid emotions every day! Hotels in Turkish Of all natural resources of Turkey stopped at Kemer (approximately 35 km West of Antalya), which form several small settlements: Beldibi, Goynuk, Kiris, Camyuva, Tekirova. Around the wonderful nature – rocks, fragrant pine forests, coves, pebble beaches, turquoise sea, in contrast to the territory located to the East of Antalya – steppe and sandy beaches. Besides, it’s a historical region with naniboujou heritage – known as Lycia. Alexander the great and mark Antony have been here. Chose Beldibi – about an hour by bus from Antalya airport. The time passed instantly with informative chatter guide that bezuhova torokhtij about every local curiosity, and for his little show: superplant make a wish, passing through mountain tunnels. This procedure is waiting on the way back. Such a kind of “absolution resort sins.” Here’s our Grand Ring hotel. It immediately affects the “light” design one zone smoothly flows into another, a lot of glass and light. This was the final point over the ” I ” in our choice. The traditional “all inclusive”: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, break coffe, cafes; entertainment – water aerobics, where every night I fervently jerked under water by the feet, morning gymnastics, water Polo, and Darts, BB gun, “belly dance” competitions. For kids, that is mini-tourists – mini disco and mini club, water slides and small pools. For adults – every evening animation concerts. And many other water and land entertainment. In General, something looks like a pioneer camp, where you want to pull in some section, and everyone cares about that you ate, bought up and did not miss. However, the Grand Ring is not just a hotel, but also a Spa center and the famous Turkish Hammam, that is, a Turkish bath. All these mysterious rooms are striking visually. After all, it is here that the body of the tourist relaxes and heals, while the soul is in indescribable bliss. If you wish, you can go to the mystery of Hamam to Kemer, which is especially famous for this highlight of Turkish culture. Although in the summer… Isn’t it better to feel this bliss on the sunlit beach? On the shore under the feet of the sea polished small pebbles, and under the water solid boulders, then it is desirable to have special shoes for swimming. And for those who simply barefoot – in amazingly pure water wooden “ladders”go down. Although much saltier than in the Black sea, the Mediterranean water is surprisingly clear. And relatively close to the shore you can even stumble upon octopuses! Well domestic leisure style is immediately recognizable, thanks to rosnicka, the lotions, blazers etc all where you can take place. The Soviet spirit is something which affects. Travels in Turkish Bothered to vigreat Boca on the beach, as a real vegetable? Then go! Turkey is located partly in Europe and Asia. This territory once belonged to the Greeks, the Romans, and only since the XVth century by the Ottoman Turks, who brought Islam. Numerous remains of Greek and Roman architecture occur throughout the country. Therefore, it is not surprising that Turkey gives a colorful mix of impressions. Only manage to “be amazed”! First of all, as these motorists were seduced by the jeep Safari in the reserve “Carecar” high in the Taurus mountains surrounding Kemer all sides. An ideal opportunity to experience the national colors, to see the natural wealth of the mountains, to drive on steep mountain tops (if your rights as a motorist with you, not valiut parties in home purse) and “stick” to the next adventure. 15 small Suzuki under the guidance of an instructor climbed to a height of 1200 m. the Road came across numerous mountain villages and their inhabitants some “Turkish hinterland”. In one of these – the first stop. Who is itching to – make regular Turkish desire to have a thick maple – caracara (up to 2000 years old, how pathetic claim guides), something like our oak of Zaliznyak, others ride the kids to obediently obedient donkeys. Want a “SIP” of history? For the thirsty – around the Turkish village ruins of a Roman fortress. Once on modern high mountains and lush forests overflowed the sea, and the fortress was a border point on the coast. The peak of the ascent is the Forester’s house. Here the nature of striking beauty, rises steep (in one of the jeeps disconnect the chassis from the wheels, and he stopped… on the edge of the cliff), and the Turkish authorities – the attitude towards citizens: wherever you live, the state is obliged! get you water and electricity. In a lonely little shack high in the mountains peacefully spinning Laundry in the washing machine. Next to the fence crunches hay horseless goat, two Turkish women bake cakes, Ukrainian malv Bush, clean air, picturesque endless mountains and around – not a soul! Going down from the mountains down, moved a few mountain rivers, which in the summer almost dried up, but for the completeness of the impressions in one of them the water let the tractor. All for tourists. But bathed in a real mountain river. And for lunch we ate delicious mountain trout, which is bred in restaurants, manage to perch right on the mountain rivers. In General, there are many exquisite options for cooking this fish, but here it was simply luxurious – baked in the oven, on the coals. Under the floor, which housed the dining tables, brazenly-defiantly swarmed in the water trout, which delighted not only children but also adults. From “will” to “on the table tourist” – literally one step! And most of all positive emotions were presented by the cities of the World and Kekova. A trip to them is a great opportunity to see the coast of Antalya. And it impresses with the beauty of the mountains, unique panoramas, opening from the steep mountain roads to the endless valleys, the sea… and boundless tomato greenhouses town Kumluca (greenhouses, by the way, not retain the heat as we do, and cool). Consequently, Measure (modern city of Demre) – the capital of the former mighty Lycian Union, where the Byzantine Emperor Theodore II ruled. Almost all the ruins of the ancient measure are underground. Excavations have not yet been carried out. It was here, to a degree, in Turkey, that a Bishop once lived, who had an extraordinary gift. He later became St. Nicholas the Wonderworker (Santa Claus USA, Joulupukki Finland, sinter Klaas – the Netherlands, Shogatsu-San – Japan, etc.). D.) and began to bring gifts to children for winter holidays, and also to protect sailors and fishermen. In the shops nearby you can buy an icon or an icon of the Saint (from 50 to more than $ 150), enjoy several monuments to a child’s favorite, and then go to his Church, where he ruled. Rumor has it that the Church of the relics of the Saint had long been taken out by the Italians, but the sarcophagus (stone “chest” for burials) remained. Involuntarily the thought creeps in surreptitiously on the implementation of the most cherished… All right. Near the sarcophagus you make another wish, which will certainly come true. Some tourists from our group came here for the second time for this. This is not surprising – the Church has an amazing atmosphere, and it is almost underground, like the whole old town. Not far from the Church of St. Nicholas – Lycian tombs (IV century BC). The rocky city, where the richest citizens of the ancient measure bought the territory for their own burial during the life. Something like the city of computer graphics in the Lord of the rings. Above the burial – then cool. Very impressive! But tourists are now on the mountain, in the intricate rock labyrinths, are not allowed: they began to take away the stones for Souvenirs, and even try on the tombs on their own growth. So now to get involved in the imagination of their ancestors has only the bottom. What’s there?!.. In places where once life was over, now it begins-a family of pups with their mother arranged in one of the tombs cozy house. Very close perched huge well preserved – destroyed only the stage – amphitheater. Once gladiators fought here, fierce tigers and lions came out into the arena, the audience screamed furiously.

Turkish cuisine is Still about the flavor – about Turkish cuisine. Like the history of the country – it’s a mix. On the territory of Europe, Asia, where Turkey is located, the most diverse flora and fauna, and each of the cultures – Greek, Roman, Turkish, which at different times were here – left something of their own. Therefore, it is not surprising that Turkish cuisine ranks third in the world after Chinese and French. Everything is surprisingly tasty, especially the famous Oriental sweets! Still not enough exotic? Try the “female” pomegranate wine. Turkish Souvenirs the Final touch of any travel is Souvenirs. Turks, indeed, love to bargain and generally friendly. And spoken by a foreigner native words affect them just magically (even from home got a small Internet dictionary). Found even close “not very good” words in the distant Turkish language, which were completely innocent: “mess” – “glass”, “fool” – “stop”. A popular Turkish word “Nazar” (the so-called blue eye-circle, “not to jinx”, which happens throughout Turkey) – Ukrainian name, and even our son. According to legend, it is the eye of the God of heaven, which looks at people and protects them. So we just could not buy Souvenirs-Nazarchik, and some of the vendors, hearing the name of our small, gave it to us. Now these blue points every day remind of a wonderful country, where wishes will certainly come true, and where you want to once again return. After all, there are rich in history Belek, side, Alanya, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Cappadocia, Istanbul. Seduces. You can forget about the rest of lazy vegetables. And now I want to say in the language of the country, gave these wonderful impressions – “teshekur of ederim”, meaning “thank you”, Turkey!

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