In 1999, I went to Side in Turkey,with Ben, his pal Matthew and our pal Gaz. Side is a small resort town on Turkey’s southern Mediterranean coast. An ancient port city, the village today is known for its long beaches and ruins. And blimey were there ruins. Walking along the coast there were bits of Roman buildings just lying about the place, and parts of buildings and temples still standing. Side is pronounced ‘see-day’ by the way. I still must have had the same camera I had when I went to Wales, as I’ve got some panoramas from this adventure.
There is a wonderful 2nd century amphitheatre
you can just see me at the right of the photo leaning on a fence.
The temple of Apollo
and the temple at night
Camels were resting amongst the ruins
and I had my photo taken with their owner 🙂
A rugged coastline with turquoise sea
Side at night, view from our balcony.
As well as exploring Side, we went on a white water rafting expedition, and a 3 day coach tour inland to t he amazing Cappadocia, but I’ll leave them for another time 🙂