Capan is a lemon spray that the locals use quite often, its made from lemons and really helps to cool you down, you just spray it on your body and it gives you a lovely cooling sensation that really works, they say it keeps the mosquitoes away as well
This woman is part of a long line of people it takes to make a traditional Turkish carpet. These skills have been passed down the line for hundreds of years. The reason these carpets can cost so much is the time it takes to make one can be years. The bags that are on the floor in the photo are some of the plants that are used for the dyes, i don't know what they are called but i will find out when i return in july.
In lots of shops and restaurants you are being offered apple tea. It a very hospitable gesture.
The tea is very sweet and it is offered in special decorated tea glasses. Sometimes you get also some candy (Turkish Fruit) with your tea.
All over Turkey you will see many, many unfinished projects such as hotels, appartements, and houses that just seem to be left like that for years, i presume they just do the work when they get a bit of spare cash
Alanya kebab is a kebab consisting of beef, pieces of bread, and tomatoes that are topped with a spicy chili sauce. The dish possibly originated in Germany and named after Alanya, a popular destination of German holiday people, and spread to other parts of Europe. Such kebab is completely unknown in Turkey. The dish is very popular in Scandinavia, where it is the fifth most-eaten fast food behind Hot dog, hamburger, pizza and Doner kebab
The widest religon in Turkey is Islam so there are Mosques and minarets everywhere. They did not borther me at all, but the woke my mom up several times. However, I regret I did not visit a mosque. Visitors are free to visit them, even while praying. But remember, do not take pictures while praying!
We know the "Seigneur and Shoeblack, Duchess and Doll-Tearsheet", don't we? In 1851 the first Shoe-black Society was formed by London City in Victorian Time. It was John Merrick, the Elephant Man, who got famous for selling shoe-black.
Mostly young fellows though elder men too, are stationed as a shoe-black, armed with a peddler's license. You can see these guys mostly around sunset in the streets of Alanya. Some Western tourists feel sorry for them, but they get along very well and, always in the mood for posing to a picture ... they're so used to it.
Don't know why i took this photo, i suppose its because i've been going to Turkey for many years and its the first time i've ever seen a buchers shop lol
Hahahahahahahahahaha, my daughter asked to place this picture of me on v.t. coz i look cool hahahahahahahahaha, i would say i look pis*ed LOL
This is my daughters trying there hand at making carpets, by the look on that womans face i don't think they was doing to well hahahaha.
Turkish jewelleries offers chains and rings made of gold with small gems for less money than European.
Sometimes the hotels in Alanya invites a lady who performs the arabic belly dance which is really enjoyable!