Just a quick update to let everyone know about my history and travel site throughtheciliciangates.com. We live in what was ancient Cilicia, now called Çukurova. The site contains historic places I’ve visited and details how others can find the same places (without making the same mistakes I did!).
We spent the last day of the local religious holiday with some Turkish friends at a great beach in Kızkalesi. Unfortunately, we didn’t know that the whole of Mersin and Adana had the same idea! It was VERY crowded, and we had a terrible time trying to get home, as everyone else was going our way. Took us 2.5 hours, when it should have been an hour.
Also, before we got to the beach, our friends took us to some ruins for me to photograph for my research of the area. It was great. I’ll post more pictures later on my research blog.