Travel with me #90 : Inside the Kale - Kaleiçi, Antalya!

4년 전

Dear Steemit friends:


In my last post about Turkey, we had the pleasure of visiting a restaurant not only known for it's culinary distinction, but also the charm it inherits from being a surviving landmark of the ancient city of Kaleiçi. The restaurant i'm referring to is of course Seraser and for those that missed my review, you can find that here.

Today, we'll be taking a tour around Kaleiçi, enjoying it's landmarks, resonating with it's culture and trying to get a sense of it's multi-epoch history. Though most people know Antalya for it's touristy, resort vibe, those looking for some tradition and heritage, will find Kaleiçi to be defiant of such labels.

Admittedly, my original plan when visiting Antalya was to stay at these resorts, there isn't anything wrong with some relaxation after all. Occasionally, you stumble across a treasure without looking for it, as if a gift from a spiritual tour guide, a hint if you will. I'm glad I could experience that moment of divine intervention, if not for that, I would have sat oblivious to Kaleiçi, sipping cocktails contently beside a pool inside a soul-less resort, missing out on this demure but mesmerising town.


I lived to the west of Kaleiçi, in downtown Antalya. There are buses that run from downtown to the ancient city, but a taxi will set you back around 30 TL (~8 USD) and will save you a great deal of time. From the map above, you'll notice that the Kaleiçi area is located along the Mediterranean coast, fronted by a harbour. This is in-fact a harbour that dates all the way back to the Roman era.

Kaleiçi means "Inside the Kale (Castle)" and for much of it's history, was surrounded entirely by the city walls. From the drop off point of the taxi, you get a magnificent view from the high ground of the ancient town. One of the recurring characteristics of Turkish cities are the tall spires marking the location of local mosques. In Kaleiçi , it's no different. Tall protruding towers stand tall above the Ottoman style houses below, serving as a sacred place of prayer. It is almost hard to believe that the town was once predominantly Christian, as most Roman occupied settlements were.

Red roof tiles dominate view of houses across the plain, with trees growing beside them, some to greater heights than the buildings beside them.

Outside the walls, I found this lovely stand dedicated to helping stray animals, particularly cats. They had built these mini cat houses and offered passerby's the chance to feed the homeless kitties. Me being a true cat woman, I just had to stop by and greet these friendly felines.

Just behind the stand were the mini cat houses. Each about the size of a baby crib, and all in various contrasting colours. Most of the cats were sleeping but to my surprise, a few friendly ones came to greet me and receive some snacks. My favourite was definitely the white one, she reminded me a lot of Milky!


I was very impressed to find the cats roaming out in open space. I know from experience that domestic cats tend to be cautious and don't feel comfortable out in the open. Clearly, these cats have been living independently for quite some time.

There are many routes into the old town. This 'Bazaar' entrance is just one of them. The souvenirs you see are pretty typical of the goods you will find within.

Although these horse carriages are not allowed within the city walls, they can go around the outside perimeter of the city, taking you from the clock tower all the way to Karaalioglu Park.

This was one of the most amazing displays of umbrellas I have ever seen. So many different colours, neatly arranged in rows covering the entire street. Either side, we have Turkish kebab shops, cafes and mobile phone stores.

This is a the Hıdırlık Tower as seen from Karaalioglu Park. According to records, the tower was built in the second century by the Roman Empire who were the rulers of the city at the time.

Originally, it was built as a square shape, but then turned into a circular tower in the same century it was built. Nowadays, it is used as a light house, but as late as the last century, it was still used as a fort.

Once inside the ancient city, we're presented with a myriad of locally produced goods, the most recurrent would be these beautifully hand made rugs.

They're beautifully detailed, and double up as decoration for the brightly coloured walls they hang on.

Wandering deep into the narrow cobble stoned streets, less and less imagination is needed to see how the locals go about their daily lives, in-fact, I get the sense that the ancient dwellers lived a similarly quaint lifestyle. If only schedule permitted, I could sit inside these cafes and restaurants for hours, days even, and simply be content.

Some of the streets had neatly manicured plants growing on the walls. Ivy, forming artistic and delicate leaves with almost random growth patterns that leave you wondering if they were placed there or did nature bury it's seeds within the walls?

You would expect with so many stalls around, shop keepers would be pestering you in an effort to sell you their wares. Quite the opposite. I was warmly greeted with each passing and that gave me a lot of confidence to admire their work. I was twice a visitor to this town, and on more than one occasion, the shop keepers had recognised me as I passed by their stalls. Sometimes they'd ask me where i'm from, and upon answering, they'd greet me with "Ni Hao". Such a joy!

This is the Broken Minaret of the Korkut Mosque. Originally built as a Roman temple in the 2nd century, it was later converted into a Byzantine church in the 600's. During the Seljuk Turkish Empire invasion, the church was used as a mosque and the minaret was added. During the 14th century, it was once again converted back into a Church. It was only until the Ottomon's rise to power in the 15th century where it became and stayed a mosque until it was destroyed in the 19th century by fire.

Hadrian's Gate

This is located in Antalya's city centre, right on Ataturk Boulevard. Built in 130 AD to commemorate Emperor Hadrian's visit. It serves as the main entrance to Kaleiçi from which you will gain access to the meandering narrow city streets. As I mentioned before, legend has it that the Queen of Sheba passed under these very gates!


Right on the other side of the gate, there's a Hadrian‘s Gate Cafe with it's own fresh juice stall. It's a good idea to take a breather and refuel with refreshments before venturing further. On this particular day, the temperature was in the mid 30's, so some freshly squeezed juice and pineapple was great!

Some parts of the old town have quite open spaces...

Whilst others are very narrow and filled with blossoming flowers and plants.

I love how these Ottoman style houses blend in with the nature around them. They look a lot like what I imagine the Terrace houses at Ephesus would look like, built with uneven heights of floors and raised patios. It's also obvious that the locals have made an effort to paint their houses in suitable yet different colours from each other, the only colour they share in common is red, for the roof tiles.

In the public area, a garden with some lovely wooden sculptures of rams.

Shopping for Turkish style scarves..

Pottery with beautifully painted designs..

Cloth bags with very Turkish style designs..

Endless souvenirs to choose from..

There are even stalls selling counterfeit goods.

This candy shop really caught my eye, not only for it's child like colours, but also the two cute little girls outside who came over to greet me. They reminded me a lot of myself when I was their age. Always fascinated with colourful things, and anything that tastes Sweet.


Old Town Harbour

This is an ancient Roman Harbour which served as the city's main artery from the second century BC, right up to the late 20th century. It was only until a new port was built near Konyaaltı Beach. Nowadays, this historic harbour is used by tour boats and yachts which will take you on short day trips to nearby scenic landmarks.

Most of the tour boats have been made to look like pirate ships, some even having quite dramatic designs on the sides and back.

By evening time, the pier becomes a popular place to watch the Sunset.

Just around the corner, there are private beaches, and even a hotel.

This is what it looks like after sunset. In the distance, you can see some laser lights being shone at the sky.

The green laser lights are actually projecting writing to the mountain face on the other side.

The ships light up, and the whole harbour becomes quite the light show. It's a perfect time for a romantic dinner, or just a casual stroll with much better temperatures to work with!

Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower)

This was built during the reign of Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid II. This first picture is when I entered the old town, and the second is when I left!


Check out my short video of Kaleiçi

Thank you for taking the time to join me on this quick tour of Kaleiçi. We had a faint idea of what it was like before from our visit to Seraser, but who would have known the historical city had this much to offer. It turns out Antalya isn't just about those modern resorts after all.

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Kaleiçi is a beautiful place . I loved all the photos colorful 💕 I think people will never get bored there as they have multiple recreational places which are amazing. You are abundantly blessed @sweetsssj 😇


thank you my dear, it's a blessing to have such lovely comments from you and the rest of the community. Thanks again!


@sweetsssj..the place is super awesome..and may i ask who's your designer on your dress? its very fashionable and simple but the design is very its super nice and love look so pretty on your color yellow dress...the ancient gate has the history of turkey..i just imagine, your passing at the great gate,your like the great queen cleopatra.^_^ ,its symbol of pure beauty..

thanks for sharing this..

upvoted for the lovely gurl and very awesome beautiful lady that i always admired her passion on travel..

have a great day...

my sweet friend..i resteem your post also



All users on this post with no offense only one question.
How can you girls read that much? and how you can find it fascinating? Biggggggg how


we love her so much that's the reason @kmabbasi


sweetsssj you look like the butterfly .


sweetsssj... you are looking like a beautiful world your every picture .you like a butterfly .when i inter your blog i am so dreamer to follow your every moment .I am so pleased read the article .your dress is like butterfly outside design. love it every think.I am big fan your every post.waiting your next article.when i see your next post.please inform .....


Your'e a brilliant Steemit blogger. your post is huge and fantastic. I was blown away even on your beautiful heartwarming picture. and also colorful photos have you taken. it's wonderful I am happy to read this. it's like I am in on it.
Thank you for this post this is so memorable not only in you but the whole steemit friends.@sweetsssj

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You are an amazing blogger... i love your posts..mind blowing


我家的这只肥猫也是一只流浪猫 小时候被我捡回来 现在长得超级的胖~



Great post again !
Really beautiful photos with ancient place.
Always enjoy your post dear @sweetsssj !
If you don't mind here is something for you!


thanks akkha, great work!


Received your reply after a long time !!
I am glad you like my work !!!
Thank you so much @sweetssj . You are really sweet .
Have you got a chance to check out the post that I had dedicated for you few days ago ?




Dear @sweetsssj - Great to see another lovey blog on Turkey.
I was thrilled to see you playing with the cats near the pet help stand That is a great concept- I have not seen them in many places. Really a kindly act for the animals.

Wow - that crazy colored umbrella display is amazing! Love it!

I really like the fact that your blogs also speak of local people, customs and their nature. It is heartening to read about the merchants saying Ni Hao to you.

I wish I had seen the wooden rams, the wonderful rugs and in general, everything in that fort! I wish I had not skipped Atalaya. :(

You video of the Kaleici is cool. You look gorgeous in the yellow dress of course but the backdrop of all that color, hustle-bustle and activity is just enchanting

Thanks for this wonderful blog. Upvoted full.

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hi there! always a pleasure granting your visitation. I will come check out your blog and leave a comment as well :)


Your'e a brilliant Steemit blogger. your post is huge and fantastic. I was blown away even on your beautiful heartwarming picture. and also colorful photos have you taken. it's wonderful I am happy to read this. it's like I am in on it.
Thank you for this post this is so memorable not only in you but the whole steemit friends.


It is so nice and colourfull just i think that turks didnt let you out before you bay at list one caarpet at list :)

You are a fantastic story teller, with unbelievable skills to entrance your reader into a world that many will miss. I am an adventurer and will definitely love to see this one day. I love the way you do your research and add some much fantastic content, which is why you are so loved on steemit, and also why I love being your friend. I am in the midst of writing my tour of Alaska, and now looking for my next adventure.


thank you johnny, that's a really kind compliment and I will do my best to live up to it. I will follow you and hopefully read a couple of your Alaskan tour!

A really nice and informative post....thanks for sharing all the images are beautiful especially the umbrella street never seen before


Thanks robert, it was the first time I stumbled across umbrellas arranged that way too. I thought it reminded me of the Sony Bravia TV adverts from some time ago. Full of colour!


Hahaha......really wow

wow turkey is so beautiful and you also. very nice pictures will put it under my travel destinations. thank you for sharing the pictures with us

The umbrellas remind me of Tlaquepaque in Mexico :)

Such a beautiful colourful tour of the ancient city of Kaleiçi, @sweetsssj.

I felt swamped by a tidal wave of colour.

I had almost forgotten the old world charm of narrow city streets, vendors' stalls, open-square restaurants and terraced gardens.

I'm sure much of the city Hadrian and the Queen of Sheba visited still remains to this day.

The citadel was impressive and the towering minaret, not to mention the pirate boats in the harbour and the colourful Ottoman houses--such a romantic locale, especially for a writer, but more especially for a dreamer.

I could sense you were swept up in the mystery of the city--your video was a magical and haunting walkabout of ancient Kaleiçi and all its beauties.

Resorts have their place and their function but you wisely chose the better part. You fell in love with the soul of the city--it's plainly written on the page for all to see.

I was charmed by the cat rescue. It looked like a cat motel. My tabby, Thomas, would be quite at home, although bored with semi-feral cats, since he is a Muse.

I loved the progression of the photos as you followed the sun from early morning to sundown, and left us with images of green laser lights illumining the hillside and the clock tower glowing violet in the dusk.

A truly artistic presentation of the beauties of an ancient site with so much to offer a contemporary visitor.

Well done, sssj!

I get never get bored by watching photos and reading blogs. Great job @sweetsssj. Turkey is definitely a great place for tourists with so many ancient sites to visit and variety of foods and cloths.

Since three days Iam trying to get my passport becoz of this post ! Fantastic thnxx a lot for giving me travel goals ! Hope you will appreciate my thoughts!

A very fantastic trip @sweetsssj, I really like it let alone how the delivery is very interesting as it is there to follow you there. It can not be denied that turki save b slet alone how the delivery is very interesting as it is there to follow you there. It can not be denied that Turkey has a lot of history and escaped from time and time now Could be a tourist destination for us .. hopefully one day I can go there to see firsthand the history of civil ..


Hope you get to experience it first hand one day dear!

Wow so many Colours😀 the yellow dress looks gorgeous! Traveling (and Minimalism) is the way to happiness👍

Wow, so much colors!
And i like those little houses for cats :P


you know me and cats.. can't help be close to them!

That is a gorgeous place, how lucky that you found out about it! And those tiny houses for the cats must be the cutest thing I have seen in a long while, it makes me really happy to see that they take such good care of the stray cats in that area!

The buildings look really beautiful, and I love the contrast between the light walls and the green plants. How interesting that some of the plants are actually growing from inside the walls! The harbor is stunning as well, especially with all the lights, do you know if the ships there are privately owned or is it possible to go for a bout tour with one of the pirate ships? That would be exiting!

I have never been to Turkey and actually do not know that much about the country but your blog posts are showing such gorgeous places that I get more and more inspired to go there. There is also something really poetical and mesmerizing about your style of writing, that makes me feel really drawn to the places. I also love how you always seem to know so much about the area and its history, I always learn something new when I read your posts. So thank you for a great learning experience once again!


mialinnea, what a pleasure it was to share my experiences with you, such a lovely comment has shown me that you've read the post thoroughly and enjoyed it! What makes me really motivated is comments like yours because it's great feedback that allows me to tune my posts for better enjoyment!

I do a lot of research during my visit as well as afterwards, it's a great opportunity learn a lot of things you never knew before - one of the perks of a perpetual traveller.


It was a pleasure reading the post! Some times with long posts I loose interest in the middle and only look at the pictures, but your writing is really catching and makes me really want to continue reading and learn more about the places.

I can tell that you do a lot of research! And yes, traveling is an exceptional learning experience within many different areas of knowledge.

I look forward to reading your next post!

You're so darn cute and successful on here I just wanted to vomit out of jealousy and envy! But that was 4 months ago when I first joined. Now I love you and all that you contribute here. You deserve every penny you make on steemit. I now have been here for 4 months and rep up to 57 and closing in on 500 followers. My views have changed and little do you know, you've had a lot to do with that so thank you!

Regarding this post, looks like a great place, and looks like you've had a great time. Really enjoy seeing the city, the streets, and monuments you've captured. I'll be heading to that part of the world next year. I have a travel note list in my computer and I've just marked this place down.

Still in full Minnow territory it would mean a whole lot to me if someone like you took a look at my blog and gave me a pointer or two on how it could be improved. I have a growing respect for you on here and must say you are doing a great job representing for steemit. Keep up the great work! I know you will :) -Dan


Hi Dan, thank you for this very straight forward comment, I really do appreciate your feedback. Actually, i'm pretty sure you have all the good prerequisites to be very successful, and I guess your results are starting to come through. Every person on steemit can definitely find their niche, and I was really lucky to have come on Steemit quite early and be one of the only people blogging about travel. Still, there are so many places in the world, and so many different personalities to visit those places. I'm sure you will find momentum soon, and i'll be following to see it happen.


Thank you so much for taking a look and giving me some great feedback too. Yes it's true I was totally confused when I got here to Steemit, but you're right, I'm out of the 12 cent post range and I'm finding my place here. But it's a different game now. Like you said you got in early, saw steem go from 10 cents to over a dollar. Membership explode too. Now for someone like me to be successful I either need to invest thousands of my own money, which I don't have, or have the whales up-vote and support me.

I've seen many join in May when I did, and many quit because it was too much time and almost no earnings (for most newbies). I almost quit too. Then "whales" @lukestokes, @eturnerx, @twinner and @gavett started voting and following me it was like a skate boarder getting "sponsored". So I thank you sincerely for your follow and your up-vote, and above all else your encouragement. It makes all the difference for a still newbie like myself. When my SP gets high enough I'll surely do the same for other minnows. I will certainly be checking in on your work more often. It's top quality and the more I view your posts the more I like them! I'll be around! -Dan



Thank you for introducing our country so beautifully and meaningfully.
Best regards


thank you my friend, Turkey is an incredibly diverse and culturally rich country. I intend on making many more visits in the future.

If ever u come here in Philippines, try to check the temple of lea here in cebu . Im sure u will like it there . Have a safe trip pretty . 😍😊😊


I will keep that in mind, thank you!


i really love seeing your posts, wish i could travel like you too 😊😊😊

去旅行的途中還能餵流浪貓,好有愛喔~ 我想這個經驗一定很美好吧?





this is so cool @sweetsssj !! I want to go to turkey so bad :) it looks insanely beautiful.. everything from the umbrellas, landscape and cats haha its all amazing ! I can't wait to go to there once I start doing well enough to travel:) I'm so excited I love all your posts! it motivates me to do well so I can go explore the natural beauties of the world.. I do some traveling actually but mainly in New York and Florida where I live.. I went on a really cool backpacking trip with my dad actually through the Adirondacks near Canada and it was truly amazing but I really want to go to Europe:)!!! I posted pictures from my backpacking trip today if you ever get the chance id be honored for you to take a look! anyway thank you for sharing such amazing experiences with us! these memories will last you forever and that is so valuable! I'm also still counting on trying the pu'er tea lol.. il save that for when I make my way to china lol.. anyway enjoy your day/night and stay awesome :)


hey steven, thanks for the lovely comment. I'm sure there are plenty of places to explore around where you live, in-fact, most people tend to take their home for granted when they shouldn't so i'm glad you get to know your own place well before venturing out into the wild. I'll be following so hopefully i'll see your blogs more often! :)


Oh wow I was not expecting that! Thankyou so much :) ! It's so true that people tend to take for granted there home 🏡 area.. fortunately New York has plenty of beauty as well as The sunshine of Florida ! lol I have nothing to complain about haha but I do wish to travel !


Thank you for introducing our country so beautifully and meaningfully.
Best regards


Thank you for being wonderful hosts :)

Hi dear @sweetsssj , where are You Girl,
? missing you alot . This one is a perfect combo loved your both outfits and what beautiful city this is. Looks like a dream land and you are looking not leads than a fairy and I really mean this. Glad To see you find Cats here and many wonderful things too. This is an outstanding package a complete tour to this beautiful city , amazing pictures and beautiful you , this is going to be one of my favourite. Enjoyed and mesmerised , thank you so much for giving sharing such a great post . I know you are very busy but even a hi from you will make my day. Have a great day princess , hope to see you soon , take care and enjoy, love U 💐


hi vikbuddy, missed you, thanks for keeping up around here and being active as ever. I'll be a little more active with posting so hopefully see you a lot more often :)


hello dear , plz have a look at my poem on Rain , I hope You will like it :
Hope to see you soon on steemchat , missing you so much. Take care and Enjoy

i like every your post !!! =)


thank you stefaniya! hopefully see you more often in that case :)

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Happy to be attending & read the post! Wow man, that's great! I wish you the best of luck and I'm looking forward to the new :D


thanks keks, see you in the next post :)

It's a beautiful place. And so good writeup. Pictures are beautiful as well. Cheers!


very sweet and short replay. I agree with you @splash-of-angs63 (y)


you're welcome, and thank you for the visit !

You always look so calm and sweet like your account name implies :) This place looks very nice, feels hommie and colorful. Wish you the best on your next adventure! :)


thanks algenisfig, i hope i can live up to my name hehe!

Wow indeed that small town has a lot to offer. Those cat houses are cute as hell even for someone who doesn't love cats ^_^
The old Bazaar was so nice, with those hand made carpets (?) and I'm sure I would enjoy that place as it's not at all crowded like an ordinary bazaar (for eg Istanbul's )


Oh gosh, the "ordinary" bazaar is really something else. Still, i love these stalls, because all the goods have such a strong feeling of Turkish culture, whether it's the hand made carpets, woven bags etc..

wow a lot of beautiful pictures and locations in this post. I like your attention to details ..awesome.

The dress look great on you, one of my favourite..keep up the good work hence why you always have my upvote.


I made this for you @sweetsssj!

How I wish I could travel. Lovely photos! I like tour boats besides the mountain! Thanks sweetsssj!

Türkiyeden selamlar :) gercektende harika yazılarınız var...antalya güzeldir....

Thank You Post Nice... @megavip

Hey. This is so cool!!! I'm planning to cycle around the world by bike and this is so inspirational for me. Thanks and keep posting :)


that's a great adventure and I hope you get to blog about it to share with all of us!

Merhabalar. Azerbaycan'dan sevgilerle, saygılarla gönül dostları.

look, what can i do for you,,thiss is special gif for you, i hope you want come to my post hehehe

so long post, very good, if you have time, teach me pleas sweetjsssj, i am new in steemit,hehe

If I get 10,000 upvotes I'll post a video doing whatever the highest upvoted comment tells me to do!

Pretty impressive work @sweetsssj
And awesome photography
Keep postjng and wait for the next one


thanks gkumar, next one coming soon :)

wow, it looks really nice there!


its a lovely little town for sure, completely different from the modern town that surrounds it!

With a hope that you will visit Riga, Latvia, I'm leaving this comment here.

Amazing write up. Beautiful places. What could be better.

Keep on exploring!


thank you spellmaker, that place sounds really interesting, adding it to my places to research! :)



Nice post. Beautifully place.

Kaleiçi / Antalya. That's great. We are waiting for you in istanbul. Come for us, as soon as possible. ^ _ ^


I've actually returned for quite some time now, I did manage to visit Istanbul twice during my stay in Turkey, i'll be coming back for a 3rd time for sure!


i hope you can come.

Wow beautiful girl with beautiful places....
Can you visit India I hope you like India......

Very nice place thanks for shairing.

I love Antalya ! We've been there 3 years ago. Peaceful place. We went to a place who calls Divan, took one shisha and apple tea, played chess games.
Was purely relaxing.
And then we tried turkish steam bath of course ! Very nice !

I am from Antalya.Antalya is wonderfoll city.Kaleiçi is exciting place. I love Antalya I love my lovely city.I can help come to my beautiful city Antalya💗💞💘😇😁😁


thank you for being a host to my travels. Maybe we'll meet next time i visit!


I always wait sweetsssj👍👍😁😁

what a cool find on the cat stand 🐈 and umbrella ceiling/covering ☂! great pics as always 📷 ! safe travels ✈


haha, I wish there are more of those around where I live.. or just any at all..

Fantastic @sweetsssj! I especially like the color of your outfit :)


Thanks! I know you mean the yellow one :P


There’s a yellow one? I didn’t even notice :)

Great page and wonderful post. I am now following you !


I appreciate the follow steve, hope to see you more often :)

Hello, you did a really great job of describing your experience in such a beautiful place.I have never been to Turkey but you just gave me an idea of the scenic beauty of the place .Now i know what expect from it . posts like this it motivates me to go explore.
The photos did their job of depicting the place in its true color .brings about a sense of happiness to the person viewing it.
to sum it up ,it was amazing reading it . following you for more .keep it up
thank you


thanks manchow, I really had a fantastic time there, and I hope that comes across in the post. THanks for visiting!

if you ever visit india. you can see the TAJMAHAL here.

wow very nice that picture.... I love Antalya a lot


thanks salimch! Antalya is definitely worth the trip. Don't listen to the naysayers

wow as's your article..thanks for sharing with us @sweetsssj ..i love your outfit..^_^..i love everything ,the photoshots was so great i wish to go there with my family..i want to have a vacation someday, thanks for your information through your promote the wonders of the world place , you show us the world...i thank you for that...

take care always, may the lord God bless you more and more votes to your article..wish you all the best my sweetsssj.

i give you my upvote and resteem your article..


thanks mrblu, always appreciate your visit.


its my pleasure, i'm your no.1 follower..since i join in steemit community,remember that day someone hit you with bad comments, that's the 1st time we meet here., the user always makes bully on you...but i notice he always hit you with bad comments..i always block him..heheheh..that's the start of our friendship here at steemit..^^...since then i always follow your post...i love you for what your are on this community ..not only me..but everybody here loves you...your so humble person and very kind..that's why i will always back you up..when somebody get pest on you... i will always be 1st the man protecting you when someone make some bad comments on you,,your enemy is my enemy...that's for sure..i will always be your friend here at the community...^^

take care always..i will always pray for your safety on your travel..

have a nice day @sweetsssj






I am getting a big honor from and great thanks to u because u are sharing your travelling experience.

Saved all your posts, I would definitely want to go to Turkey someday. They would be great guidebooks! I wish I traveled around the world when I was as young as you.


thank you susan, there's always opportunity! I plan on travelling until I physically can't anymore!


That sounds like a dream life to most people. I wish I can do the same, but there are a lot other things in life that I have to take care of first. But I do love travel and travel regularly every year. :) Happy & safe travels.

What a beautiful pictures!


thanks ^^

the wooden sculptures look so cool 😳


i was so impressed with how detailed they were!

No one can match your journey, very little even difficult.
Your journey is great, you do it perfectly.
I want to be like you, but it takes a long time.


hi barvon, don't be discouraged, be positive and find ways to enrich yourself!


yes, preparation must be there for the future.
Thank you Sweetsssj for your feedback and your feedback. Very useful and encourage me to better in the future.

Amazing photography

All of the pictures are wonderful ......


thank you! so many!

Beautifull place.


nice travel.. I like photo

thanks to lots of your infomation and beautiful country side picture


you're welcome, glad you liked it

It is so coool........all photos and the beautiful place it really loved it.
its totally amazing Sweetsssj

Thanks to lots of your information..

Fantastic post! New here and you're work is fantastic. Bringing back the wanderlust

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This is an absolutely beautiful photographic diary!

You are truly blessed to have all the beautiful experiences of the world. Amazing pictures!!

excellent post dear friend @sweetsssj as you have us accustomed, the images as always meet the best quality.
This place that you have visited is beautiful, the houses look well cared for even on the roof, I love the place of the cares of the animals, very colorful, that good initiative for the care of the animals, many countries we must imitate this action, for At least here in Argentina we leave much to be desired in this respect.
I was surprised to see carts of shots with horses, I thought that only in my province we used them, and the pin of umbrellas is amazing, we have the central helmet and its streets.
Thank you for sharing your story.
I admire this great work you have done. He says he's late.
I wish you a beautiful week of family and friends.

Great post you travel a lot hey love it and love your channel I follow u keep up the great blogs thanks KIRSTY xx 😊

Hi, thank you first. You have taken some beautiful pictures. I live in Antalya. Konyaaltı, we suggest you go to the beach. :) :)

Thank you for the wonderful information

i wonder what was the feeling the you get, when walk under the umbrella's with such a rich colors

Keep up! You have cool travelling blog here :)

You never seize to amaze me! I will get there someday mentor.

Wonderful but pretty long post. It includes lots of amazing pictures. Descriptions are also nice. it seems that you had very nice time there.

Kaleici is beautiful. You mentioned the 'Kale' (Castle) there. I just wanted to mention that I just came back from the Ukraine about a week ago and that there are beautiful 'kalekler' also in the Crimea. Worth a visit by all means.

Hey! Have you got any tips for someone just starting out on the platform?? Great content too by the way :)


Hi there, do flick back a couple months and find my blog on tips to successful lifestyle blogging. It's pretty long.

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Beautiful place ,nice photos

Well got to say, these are some really nice photography. Beautiful places. Keep it up.


thanks kvin24, will do and see you soon!

great views in the photos! We are back @sweetsssj


welcome back lucy-and-dan, very happy to see you sticking around!

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Antalya Kaleiçi tarihi dokusu ile Türkiye'nin en güzel yerlerinden birisidir. Birbirinden güzel şehirlerimiz var. Canım ülkemin her tarafı tarih kokuyor. İzmir, Çorum , Batman, Bursa, İstanbul, Muğla, Trabzon, Ankara sayamadığım birçok ilimizde eski uygarlıklara ait çok güzel yapıtlar mevcut. Herkesi bekleriz. :)

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Nice read! 9 minutes well spent!


thanks for taking the time to read as well as look at the pictures!

İf you come Çanakkale, i want to join your Trip!!!


thanks!! :)

What a wonderful trip Miss delicious,, sorry I just checked your blog. . Thank you for coming to my blog @sweetsssj


thanks muhammad!

Wow. What a lovely place. I hope to visit it one day.

I loved the photos, keep them coming :)


thanks linoxx, will do! :)

i like it .your post very very beautiful . you and your post same,it's toooooo goooooooooood. ...thanks

nice i have been there .there have nice clups discos too

Try to visit Philippines. There's a lot a beautiful places all over the country.
Aside from that you will also enjoy the generosity of the people, delicious foods and many more.....


Try to visit Philippines. There's a lot a beautiful places all over the country.
Aside from that you will also enjoy the generosity of the people, delicious foods and many more.....

loving so much colors from this post, antalaya look amazing.


They sure like the rainbow colour themes in Turkey, it's such a feast to the eyes!


@sweetsssj kindly show me love on my blog.


Great post! Thanks for sharing! Looking forward for more!

Cat houses!! I can't see past them, what an awesome thing!

It does look beautiful though. I am not a huge fan of Turkey but Antalya could change my mind by the looks of it. So historical!


Thanks meesterboom, I reckon you would like Antalya. It has a bit of everything for everyone.For me, if someone told me they had cat houses there, that would have sold it for me already haha


The cat houses are the big selling point for me to lol. Definitely something to see!

It's amazing to read that some of the shop keepers recognized you and made you feel very welcomed! This is great service from these locals!
What a beautiful place my friend, I wish I could visit someday! The wooden sculptures of rams are just amazing, surely made by some people very talented.
Glad to read from you again my friend!


hi progressivechef, always lovely to see you. The rams were certainly a marvel to see. I wonder how long it took to sculpt them? Surely not an easy task..


Looking at the sculpture, it surely took very long to make my friend! Your post are always so interesting in making me discover many places of the world! Btw I hope you did not forget me and my food contest my friend!!! I know you must be very busy!

Good post,

I love the tiny houses for vagabond kitties. I have a cat at home and I bet you like it because she is white like the cat you have. Wish I could also come in Turkey. 😍


Haha, I have two white cats, one called Furby (Persian) and a domestic short hair called Milky. What is your cat like ?? :)


I had 6 cats who are Timmy, Treaky, Teachy, Triggy, Tichy, and Tinky. Triggy was a Burmilla, Timmy was a Munchkin as well as Treaky, Tichy, and Tinky. NOw I have a new cat I adapted I just saw in the street. She is a poor little "SUKI" strayed at the highway. She is a Japanese bobtail cat. Her name Suki is a Japanese name means beloved. Poor little Suki, now she is battling allergy that causes her furs to thin and fall. The vets say she needs a biopsy but since I face financial issue, I try to treat her a natural soap to cure allergy and bring s her hair back.

Followed you and upvoted because you love cats, your articles are readable, I love the way you compliment your dress to places, I love your photographies, and you look like a fairy. Overall, you are perfect!

Furby and Milky are so cute and unique name for kitties!

I have room mate before in poland ,she's studying in Canada she just came to poland for her School Project. And she's nice person we were spent for a 2 weeks in my room... and very active person....Of a beautiful lady..... hope i will visit your country Ms. sweetsssj soon in God Grace.

What a beautiful read, thank you so much, you made morning :)


thanks! Very encouraging words theslumtowner !

fantastic post @sweetsssj really good post


@sweetsssj Welcome to Turkey. If you dont see "Peri Bacalari" yet, you need to see.

You should also visit the waterfalls, and Perge ruins. :)

Kursunlu Waterfall (20 min. drive from City Center)

Düden Waterfall (10 min drive from City Center



Some very nice places, and Infact I did visit Perge, i'll post about that soon! :)

It is very interesting to see a woman who has stall and make a shelter stray cat. Wonderful, that will make cat lover love that place. Nice :)


I think she is quite possibly a bigger cat lover than I, and what a good thing that is, for all those cats!

wow... that is just so damn beautiful.... i wanna go there ryt now....!!!!!


definitely :)
n u look gorgeous babe :)

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amazing pic.
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good job. that informative post, Thank

upvotes and follow

good post. thanks

@sweetsssj you try to visit also where we are at the edge of Indonesia border with india is one of the provinces in indonesia that is in aceh, so you also can associate with culture that is in aceh and try also feel history multi era, including some tradition and inheritance.
and for those of you who like touring you can also enjoy the natural beauty that is in aceh, one of them in SABANG which is visited by many tourists from all over the world.
Thank you very much @sweetsssj

beautiful amazing post ... pictures u upload are fabulous.... i really enjoye to see pics and reading... keep posting like that... and plz give ma some suggestion how can i create beautiful blog like you...

Fantastic blog!

welcome to turkey.ı was there this summer.beautiful place. :)

You are very suitable to wear any color, but I really like you with yellow in my opinion you look very luxurious and very elegant. Have a nice day my dear.


really, you think so? I wasn't sure about yellow, but apparently it's quite ok!


yes i very like you with yellow shirt

I still would love to go see Turkey!


please make the trip, you won't regret it!

It looks like you spend a lot of time to post here.
Turkey is closer to us but I did not go there
do you have translator for your travels?
Who's photographed from you? :D




I really enjoy your travels. You have a talent for really drawing the reader in and allowing them the experience of your travels. Thank You. I Love the after sunset image. Looking forward to the next post!


Thank you too! Really appreciate your lovely feedback, i'll do my best to keep it interesting !

wowww you travel so beautiful friend, but all that does not compare with how beautiful you are. @sweetsssj


aww, that's so sweet, thank you etnique. Travelling does grow inner beauty!


You're welcome my friend jeje I would dare to say that you are the most beautiful traveler of steemit

Wow, that pic of umbrellas and you walking under them. It was like they were placed only for you!


haha, they are so pretty! I was amazed when I first saw them.. of course they weren't just for me, but I managed to get a shot when hardly anyone was around!

does not the pain fall from the sky?
honest your beauty almost defeats the nymphs ;) @sweetssssj