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Side - Greco/Romans Ruins Amid a Modern Town
Published on 27 June 2022

In his latest blog post, Dale Dunlop, The Maritime Explorer, reflects on his travels to Side - Greco/Romans Ruins Amid a Modern Town. If you are interested in dates and prices for this trip please check out our Small Group Tours to Turkey!


Today marks our final journey along the Mediterranean Coast on this Adventures Abroad trip through western Turkey led by expert Turkish guide Yasemin Reis. In the last post, we visited the wondrous ruins of Perge, one of the first places where St. Paul preached the new Christian religion. We will depart from the city of Antalya where we have spent the last two days and travel about 80kms. (50 miles) to the ancient city of Side which is overlain by the modern town of the same name. It will be our final visit to a Greco/Roman site before heading inland toward Konya and Cappadocia. Please join us as we explore one of the most interesting archaeological sites in Turkey.

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Tahiti Circle Part II
Published on 22 June 2022

In his latest blog post, Dale Dunlop, The Maritime Explorer, continues on a tour of Tahiti - Circling the Island Part II. If you are interested in what Adventures Abroad has to offer, please check out our Small Group Tours.


This post is a continuation of the Tahiti circle tour which I began in the first post on the Adventures Abroad French Polynesia trip that Alison and I took earlier in 2022. In that post, we visited the Papeete market and the most complete marae or temple site in the entire territory. In this post, we'll visit an amazing waterfall, a botanical garden, and the site where the H.M.S. Bounty first landed and enjoy a traditional Tahitian meal. I hope you'll join us.

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Tahiti - Circling the Island, Part I
Published on 20 June 2022

In his latest blog post, Dale Dunlop, The Maritime Explorer, embarks on a tour of Tahiti - Circling the Island. If you are interested in what Adventures Abroad has to offer, please check out our Small Group Tours.


This is my fourth post from a recent trip to French Polynesia, but the first one where we actually get down to sightseeing with our Adventures Abroad group led by veteran guide Martin Charlton. In the last post, I recommended a self-guided walking tour of Papeete as there is plenty to see there that is not included in the tour we are about to embark upon in this post. We will spend most of today on a tour of the island of Tahiti with our local guide Gerald Mingo. Please join us on the bus as we seek out the reasons why Tahiti is one of those destinations that first comes to mind when one thinks of the attractions of the South Pacific.

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Perge - Walking in the Footsteps of St. Paul
Published on 16 June 2022

In his latest blog post, Dale Dunlop, The Maritime Explorer, has his walking boots on as his global trekking takes him to Perge - Walking in the Footsteps of St. Paul. If you are interested in dates and prices for this trip please check out our Small Group Tours to Turkey!


In the last post from this ongoing series on western Turkey with Canadian tour company Adventures Abroad we visited the great theatre of Aspendos and marvelled at the Roman engineering feat of the inverted siphon aqueduct that brought water to that city. In this post, we'll visit Perge, a much larger archaeological site not far from Antalya which was one of the most important cities in Anatolia during the Roman Empire. During our visit to the Antalya Archaeological Museum, we had a chance to view some of the finest examples of statuary produced in Perge during that era. Today we will see where those statues were created and where they stood on public display. Please join us as we visit one of the best-preserved Roman cities anywhere.

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Aspendos - The World’s Greatest Ancient Theatre
Published on 16 June 2022

In his latest blog post, Dale Dunlop, The Maritime Explorer, takes in one of Turkey's important archaeological sites, Aspendos - The World’s Greatest Ancient Theatre. If you are interested in what Adventures Abroad has to offer, please check out our Small Group Tours.


During our second day in the great city of Antalya, we used it as the base from which to explore two of Turkey's most important archaeological sites, Aspendos and Perge. In this short post, our Adventures Abroad tour of western Turkey will visit the best preserved theatre in the ancient world. We'll also get a look at a portion of a Roman aqueduct that has a unique inverted siphon which I'll do my best to explain to you. Please join us as our tour leader Yasemin Reis shows us the marvels of Aspendos.

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Antalya - Visiting Another Great Turkish City
Published on 25 May 2022

In his latest blog post, Dale Dunlop, The Maritime Explorer, continues on this tour around Turkey and stops at Antalya - Visiting Another Great Turkish City. If you are interested in dates and prices for this trip please check out our Small Group Tours to Turkey!


Our western Turkey odyssey with Adventures Abroad continues as we depart the site of ancient Phaselis and head for the city of Antalya where we will spend a few days exploring both the city and the surrounding area. It is the largest Turkish city on the Mediterranean coast (Izmir is on the Aegean Sea) with a population of around one million and is actually the fastest growing city in the country. There's a good reason for this as Antalya has a beautiful location on the coast with the fabled Taurus Mountains in the background. It is home to one of the largest and best preserved historic districts in the country, lined with Ottoman houses. Other parts of Antalya feature leafy boulevards and seaside promenades. It also has one of the best archaeological museums in a country famous for them. Please join our small group as we explore this most interesting city.

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