it's about time for another adventures-of-nick-&-emily travel post, dontcha think?
so after Göreme and the region of Cappadocia
we took another overnight bus down to the coastal town of Antalya
the ambien didn't work quite like a charm on this bus trip
hence the total lack of pictures of me.
(didn't you get enough yesterday? i thought so.)
|another sneak attack shot. it's not centered very well, but it's quirky and i like it.|
we spent most of our time in Kaleici
which is the "old town" part of Antalya
|so Antalya has this bay/harbor area. not bad, Antalya. not bad.|
|"i pledge allegiance, to the flag"|
|they let him out eventually.|
not sure what those delectable treats were actually called,
but we dubbed them "honey balls"
there's pastry. and honey. and crumbled up pistachio.
oh. em. gee.
|lamb cheeks. wish i was kidding. but they were every bit as good as they look.|
|Turkey's version of Bolognese. the Italians still have the corner on the pasta market. but valiant effort, Turkey.|
i was completely bewitched by Antalya.
you can hopefully see why
-the massive nap we took (like i said, rough all-night bus ride)
-getting hassled by tour boat operators who kept saying Nick could bring his "girlfriend" for bery good price
-spending an evening in a Turkish bath getting "the works" (ask me what that entails. i dare you.)
-haggling with a hotel owner for an even cheaper price for an already cheap hotel #classy
-buying Sumac (look into it. it'll change your life.)
-playing "Amazing Race" with the Canadian/Aussie couple that tailed us from Istanbul, to Goreme, to Antalya (sadly, they kicked our tails. Canadian homegirl was johnny-on-the-spot with the Booking.com hotel reservations. "flying by the seat of your pants" philosophy did not work in our favor here.)