Webmaster's Note: Because the BikeAbout team is traveling in smaller groups for a little while, we have changed the format of the journal slightly. The dispatches for Turkey will be presented in geographical rather than chronological order. To view the chronological order, go to the itinerary.

topics: Iskender kebab (food), Coast of Golden Sand, tourist over-development, the Greek gods, international artifact theft, Side, Antalya, HISTORY; jump to dispatch

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At 6:00 PM
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Sunrise (local): 6:41 a.m.
Sunset (local): 5:41 p.m.
65°F sunny
Traveled Since Feb. 18
88 mi / 142 km

2594 mi / 4186 km
Lat: 36° 52' 55" N
Lon: 30° 42' 18" E
Elev: 171 ft / 52 m

[Webmaster's note: This dispatch covers the days from February 19 to February 20. The almanac data refers to February 20.]

Fast Facts

Where We Are: Antalya click to view a map
Where We're Staying: Sabah Pensiyon
Places We Visited: Coast of Golden Sand, Side, Kaleiçi (Antalya), Karaalioglu Park, Hidirlik Tower, City Walls, Turban Kaleiçi Marina, Clock Tower, Antalya Archaeological Museum, Atatürk Park, Hadrian's Gate, Kesik Minaret Complex
Featured Site: Coast of Golden Sand
Person of the Day: Greek Gods
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: Iskender kebab
Breakfast: omelette, olives, sliced cucumbers and tomatoes, bread with honey and jam
Lunch: bread with beef sausage and local cheese, yogurt with honey, cherry juice
Dinner: lentil soup, chicken kebab, Iskender kebab, extra rice
Olive Count: 1692
Word of the Day: Birs(h)eydegil click to hear an audio clip means "you're welcome" (the polite response to "tes(h)ekkür ederim") in Turkish.
Tech Fact of the Day: Some foreign governments have refused to return plundered Turkish artifacts.
Flat Count (Cumulative): 19
Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 26
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Next Stop: Kas(h), on the Lycian Peninsula!

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