Notes from Antalya, Turkey

Nobuko, world traveller and occasional guest-blogger, is reporting from Antalya, Turkey.

Antalya in November 2012

I took the bus from Konya to Antalya. I basically had no particular reason to go there besides the fact that Konya was getting very cold, and I wanted to go to a warmer place, any place with 20°C or more.

Antalya has a beautiful old-town section called Kaleici. But I have to say, Antalya is better for couples or group tours. There are tons of shops and many bars playing all sorts of live music. I went to a bar and listened to traditional Turkish music and had three glasses of wine. Oh my god, did I mention how good their wines are??

Anyway, despite Antalya’s near-perfect set up to entertain tourists, I felt out of place as a single person traveling alone. I stayed only two days – long enough for my washed clothes to dry in 22°c temperature.

Antalya, Turkey

Edit: Nobuko, the wine must have been pretty good; especially since you sent a beer photo along with this post.


  1. All right, Think of Antalya as in the same category of Cannes or Nice.Whenever you go to Cannes or Nice you can find sithmeong attractive and open but this does not change the fact that their high season is always considered as from May to September. The same thing applies to Antalya. The times you have mentioned are not completely dead seasons but not completely open in that sense.

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