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I had just returned from 5 weeks in Scotland to discover that the Friday night Quiz had been moved from Shakers Pub to Jungle Bar. I am not that keen on Trivia Quizes myself (unless it’s about music) because basically my general knowledge is pretty poor and thus they show up my ignorance but I do enjoy the socialising part afterwards so I turned up about 10pm as the quiz was coming to an end.

While it was doing so I stayed in the main bar area to watch the band.

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Here I am with the male singer from the band whom I grabbed as he came for a drink at the bar mid-song.

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I thought it amusing that the first song I heard on my return to Antalya was Englishman in New York. Obviously I wasn’t an Englishman in New York but I resonated with the line ‘I’m an Alien, I’m a legal Alien’. Then I changed the chorus to ‘I’m a Scottishman in Antalya’.

There is no getting around it that despite how long I’ve lived here I still feel like an outsider…basically because I am. Never mind though, I do have many friends here and it was certainly great to see Serap again. She never lets me down with her Rock’n’Roll posing for the camera.

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After the quiz the rest of the expat gang slowly made their way through to the bar area, Brian and Phil being the two of the first.

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Here is the head barman along with a beautiful lady who I think also worked there but I can’t be sure. She was helping out a bit that night anyway.

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The quizmaster Rob came through to join us along with a girl who’s name I can’t remember and who was leaving Antalya the next day. She was good fun and up for a dance, as was the rest of the crew.

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Then my good friend Ozlem appeared with her soon to be husbands Niece, Sarah, who was from Finland.

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She wanted to sing along with the band and needed a bit of dutch courage. Obviously Tequilla was the answer. 🙂 She was pretty good too and you can see her performance below.

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On the way out I noticed the female singer in the band so managed to get a photo with her and her friends outside the bar. Just so you can recognise the bar if you are ever passing of course. 😉

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It was a really fun night and a great welcome back to Antalya. It was like I had never been away. 🙂

The Videos

Jungle Bar Band

Billy Watson – I Will Survive

Phil Aiello – Twist and Shout

Sarah – Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Jungle Bar Collective

The Photos


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