Aspendos and Perge

Last Friday, our group piled into a bus at 8:30am for a day-long adventure in several towns between Alanya and Antalya. We stopped at Aspendos, the best-preserved Roman amphitheater in the Mediterranean world:
Aspendos
Aspendos
Aspendos
Gladiator at Aspendos
Aspendos
Fun at Aspendos
After a brief tour and exploratory adventures, we left Aspendos for Perge – an ancient Greek city between Alanya and Antalya.
Perge
Perge
Watching games
Do the jack
Later that evening, we bought pide for dinner and went to watch the dance group Fire of Anatolia perform. The show was totally out of this world – fire dancing, whirling dervishes, sword fights, a guy with tattoos on his face, belly dancing, and men dancing on their knees – it was amazing. Apparently the group holds a Guinness World Record for the fastest dance performance.. As a result of watching the show, I’m considering taking up belly dancing and traditional Anatolian speed dancing, but we’ll see how long this new hobby lasts.

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One thought on “Aspendos and Perge

  1. GP says:

    Oh my God, amazing! With all you have to do for school, I thank you so much for taking the time to show us how beautiful it is there. Love, GP

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