May 2024


Three Travel Notes on Antalya

I can sadly report that I am back home in Weimar after a 3 and a half hour flight from Antalya.

Here are three quick thoughts about my trip.

First up, I flew Sky Airlines; an airline I’d never heard of before. I found the airline after Michele commented that I should take a flight […]

Today I did nothing. And I did it very well.

Here, unabridged, is what I did today.

08:00 Woke Up to people eating breakfast outside my window.

Spot the diver.

09:15 After shower, I joined people and ate breakfast outside my window.

10:00 I tried to confirm my plane reservation home, but that did not work.

10:20 Arrived at post office and […]

Antalya at Evening

It’s been a very lazy Sunday. Plus an aside on my Side trip, etc…

Watching the passing boats.

My big actions of the day: a walk through the historic harbor areas and a long afternoon nap.

Yup, that was my big day. I’d originally planned on finding the beach, but it was rainy in the morning, and after the sun came out, it didn’t really stay out and […]

Three Ugly Photos from my Side Trip

Me at the Apollo in Side, Turkey

Aspendos, a Roman theater that is in remarkably good shape.

The Kursunlu Waterfall is very pretty!


Antalya, First Day of Exploration!

Happily my flight to Antalya landed on time this morning: 01.30, and 15 minutes later I had bought my visa, gone through passport control and then, since I didn’t check luggage, right through customs and out to find my waiting ride.

Breakfast as seen from above.

And then I went to bed, sleeping until […]

Surprise Ürlaub – A Vacation to the Turkish Riviera

I decided Friday afternoon that it was high time for a vacation—my favorite kind of vacation where I lie on a beach and do absolutely nothing.

My initial thoughts lay to the west with either Hoek van Holland or Lisbon. Both have excellent beaches and friends nearby. However, I discarded Lisbon because I’m trying to […]

Artistic Name

Bathing in Turkey

I’ve stopped in Augsburg, Germany, for a Big Event, which I will not describe beyond saying it’s a work related Big Event.

Tomorrow I leave this beautiful city for HoosierLand with 25€ of chocolate in my suitcase, a Turkey T-Shirt, and dirty laundry. Don’t worry, everything is separated.

After my overnight bus ride from Beach […]

Lessons Learned

I am in Germany, back from Beach City, Turkey, where it was boiling hot, until about four hours before I left. Doh!

Make no mistake: the wedding was fantastic. I have no complaints about the wedding. It was a beautiful affair with the mayor administering the rites quickly after the starters and before the main […]