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The Lycian Way

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Fresh figs!!!

We spent a happy few days along the south-west coast of Turkey, taking in pretty beaches lined in pine trees and cliff tombs situated on the 316-mile Lycian Way.

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A Lycian tomb overlooking an idyllic little beach in Butterfly Valley. See that tiny sliver of moon?

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We found a great waterside restaurant in Dalyan, Beyaz Gül, and kept going back. (This was the only time I ever ordered Turkish coffee though.) From the restaurant veranda we had a view of these Lycian rock tombs set into the cliff across the water:

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Boatloads of tourists motored by as we ate, and in the evening the tombs were illuminated by floodlights. There’s something sort of Indiana Jones-ish about them, isn’t there? (Or maybe I’m just thinking of The Last Crusade.)

2 Comments to The Lycian Way

  1. January 2, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

    Camille, I love seeing your travel photos! (And now I think I want to try a Turkish coffee.) Happy New Year! Can’t wait to see you soon…

  2. Kate's Gravatar Kate
    January 4, 2012 at 7:45 pm | Permalink

    The tombs really were an unexpected highlight. When we go back to Turkey we will need to walk a lot more of the Lycian Way!

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Hi! I'm Camille. I only write stories that could never ever happen in real life, though I do believe in real-life magic. If we were in the same room I'd fix you a cup of tea, but for now we'll have to settle for a virtual connection. I'm really glad you're here.