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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

Family Trip To Park

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I took my family to a local park where we rode our bicycles, had fun on the large stage, ate some goodies and then visited a Cig Kofte Cafe on the way home.

Tuna’s Wedding

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My wife's friend Tuna was getting married so I went along with my wife and son and my tartan outfit. Despite the fact there was no alcohol served I managed to have a good time. See, it can be done.

Role Street Cafe & Hostel

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I was in Antalya one day when I spotted a new cafe opening up called Role Street which had a different vibe to most of the other ones that have recently opened in town.

Witch House Cafe Fun

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I was invited by the owner of Witch House Cafe to come along on a Sunday morning with my family and entertain the family and children while they were eating their breakfast. Seemed like a good idea to me so we made it happen.

Antalya Aquarium Day Out

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I took my son along to Antalya Aquarium but did not take him into Snow World section as the 2 for 1 tickets did not apply. Yep, I'm Scottish alright.

Sefa Hamam Visit

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I had taken my wife to Sefa Hamam in Kaleici old town before but as we hadn't been for a while I decided to take her along and visit my friend Mustafa.

Flamenco Dancer at Witch House Cafe, Antalya

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My wife had hired a Flamenco Dancer's costume for a fancy dress party and wanted to get her money's worth by going to another bar so I could take some photos make a video of her dancing. Who was I to argue?

Public Speaking Toastmasters

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I went along for a public speaking night at the local Antalya International Gathering group which is also part of the Couchsurfing organisation.