Hitchhiking from Kemer to the city of Side. Part 5

Resort life is over, and we were expelled fromnumbers. Now only the tent, independent travel and hitchhiking in Turkey. True, we didn’t immediately decide on this, as we didn’t have return tickets from Istanbul to Moscow, and it was still possible to fly back from Antalya on the tour. From understanding that it would be necessary to spend another $ 200 on a return ticket, a green creature woke up and tried to resist the continuation of our trip. But, by a strong-willed decision, we strangled the toad and decisively moved out Kemer on the road towards adventure.

The reward for this decisive action turned out to be the quickly frozen cargo Turkish gazelle. We were silently put in the open body and we flew to the side Antalya. It flew, as we rode through the mountainserpentines about 120 km / h. I felt like a sparrow who happened to be on the wing of an airplane. Even his eyes were hard to keep open when looking at meeting the wind.

Once in some residential area of ​​Antalya, weunderstood that the language barrier is a serious thing. The driver neighing at us, I do not know for what reason, and drove us to a friend who seemed to speak English, but could not help. Apparently not only the language barrier, but also the difference of mentalities affects. Well, they did not want to understand that we were hitchhiking, and we don’t need a bus station, that hitchhiking is romance, and the bus is too simple for us. After long negotiations, we still got to the highway leading from the city.

After changing 2 cars, we were near the airport inAntalya and still had time for our flight. But we no less firmly drove on, with a guy working as an animator and fluent in English. He drove us to the city of Side, near Manavagt, and told us where to put the tent, thereby simplifying our task of finding a place.

The remains of the temples of Athena and Apollo in the city of Side.

The remains of the temples of Athena and Apollo in the city of Side.

View from Side beach at night.

View from Side beach at night.

We broke the tent under the light of the moon. And they were able to appreciate this place only in the morning. Sand dunes surrounded by ancient ruins have opened to our eyes. No, of course we saw it all in the dark, but in the light of the day everything looked much smarter. Sea 100 meters from the tent. Sandy beaches and a small number of people. The tale is simple. And the beach is free and there is a shower. I had the feeling that I was in Europe.

Rest in the city of Side. To Turkey is cheap!

Rest in the city of Side. To Turkey is cheap!

Near the town of Side. Turkey.

Near the town of Side. Turkey.

Sand and ruins, what else do you need?

Sand and ruins, what else do you need?

Good place for a tent

Good place for a tent

Side (Side) - a pleasant resort, the European type. European, because the low Side hotels and narrow streets create such an atmosphere. It also affects the fact that few Russians have a rest here and you hear English speaking all around. The Turks here also speak good English, which is quite convenient. Around the town and inside it are the ruins of the old city - walls, amphitheater, columns. There are surviving public toilets with sewage system and Roman baths.

Amphitheater in the city of Side.

Amphitheater in the city of Side.

The ruins of the city of Side. Turkey.

The ruins of the city of Side. Turkey.

The beaches of Side in Turkey and the ruins on them.

The beaches of Side in Turkey and the ruins on them.

On the beach ruins

On the beach ruins

So for those who want something similar, the direct road to the city of Side. Not necessarily with a tent, it is possible and on tour to Turkey in Side, though this is most likely not cheap Turkey.

In the distance is a flag and a mosque

In the distance is a flag and a mosque

Very reminiscent of a European resort

Very reminiscent of a European resort

Sandy beach

Sandy beach

Resort Turkey. The beaches of the city of Side.

Resort Turkey. The beaches of the city of Side.

Resort Turkey. Beaches Side.

Resort Turkey. Beaches Side.

All parts of the story about our independent trip through Turkey:
Route - Kemer - Antalya - Demre (Worlds) - Olympus and Cirali. - Side - Lake Beysehir - Cappadocia - Goreme - Ankara - Adapazar - Karasu - Istanbul

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