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Anatolia’s oldest known olive oil press found in Antalya

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The oldest olive oil press in Anatolia has been discovered in the ancient city of Lyrboton Kome in Antalya, but archaeologists have expressed special excitement at revelations that many of the olive oil facilities and the town itself was founded by a woman. “We are seeing the establishment of such facilities for the first time. This is the oldest known olive oil facility in the region. It is awesome that the founders were women. Women are protective and they protected all olive trees. The inscriptions provide information about the operation of the facilities and rules. We understand that the facilities [...]

Antalya, Turkey: Relaxing Gulet Cruise

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A panoramic drive south from Konya takes us over more of the Taurus Mountains towards the Mediterranean coast. And sprawling out from those elevations spreads the metropolis of Antalya. Antalya, with two million people, have so far been its significant port. Its rustic harbor was founded in ancient Roman hours. These dates it administers mostly in good living as tourism is the town's main industry. A once-imposing wall buttresses the old-fashioned town. Today, a entrance dedicated to the lord Hadrian still guides into a entertaining collection of Ottoman era lives that cater to the tourists -- stores and boutique inns [...]

What Is Life Really Like In Turkey?

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A natural bridge connecting Europe and Asia, Turkey grounds its historical roots in both cultures. However, today, Turkey generally doesn't recognize as either, instead it exists in a unique coalesce "of ones own". So, what's everyday lives really like in Turkey? Turkey has been a secular country since 1923, but for decades there's been a complex understanding of this identity. Though other religions such as Judaism and Christianity are practiced within the country, an overwhelming majority of Turkey recognizes as Muslim, and the ezan, or call to devotion, is still listened five times a day. However, in keeping with their [...]

Extreme Bungee Jumping

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I have never done a Bungee Jump although I have done a Bungee Catapult and it was scary enough leaving from the ground and being strapped in on a seat. I am not sure if I would do the original Bungee Jump but I dare say if I were there I would be tempted. I think I would prefer it above the Sea though, just in case the rope snaps. You can't be too careful when throwing yourself off high platforms! Cheers Billy

Xmas and New Year 2017

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I took my family to Migros Shopping centre around Xmas time and then took my wife to a Coffee Shop for a 'wild and crazy' New Year.

Daily Sabah Article

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I got a mention in a national Turkish newspaper called The Daily Sabah regarding my Antalya Living website.

Video Sales in Kaleici

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I took my family to Kaleici in Antalya to try and sell some videos for my E-Video Agency business. It was a hot day but we did manage to cover our costs for water and snacks so that was the main thing.

Radio Scotland Interview

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I got interviewed by Radio Scotland about the situation in Turkey regarding the recent Terrorist Attacks.

V-GO Yachting – Blue Cruise – Day 4 – Pirate’s Cave

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Alas, the final day of our tour with V-GO Yachting company had arrived and we spent the morning visiting Pirate's Cave before going to Demre Harbour to disembark.

V-GO Yatching – Blue Cruise – Day 3 – Kekova Bay

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After an energetic morning exploring the village of Kaleköy (Simena) and it's castle the boat took us to a relaxing area for us to have a swim before cruising down the sea to a bay to spend the night.