|Approaching Alanya, Turkey aboard Oceania's Nautica|
|Nothing like fortress walls to spark the imagination - Alanya, Turkey|
It was day 33 of this cruise that had begun in Bangkok, Thailand and taken us on a Magic Carpet Ride to new and exotic places in the Far and Middle East. We were headed to Istanbul, Turkey where most of the passengers would be leaving the ship. We had made arrangements to disembark a day early* while the ship was in Rhodes, Greece, so this was our last full day of the cruise.
|Ships of every shape and size - Alanya, Turkey|
|Oceania Nautica docked at Alanya, Turkey|
The walls which once encircled numerous villages now have some spectacular homes within them.
|Numerous homes are found within the old fortress walls - Alanya, Turkey|
|Tourist town - no doubt about it - Alanya, Turkey|
|The day and our cruise comes to an end - Alanya, Turkey|
|Our bags were packed - we were ready to go - Alanya, Turkey|
* Note: It was possible to disembark a day early but arrangements to do so were made before we before we started the cruise. Port authorities and cruise folks had to approve it. When they send the authorization, they remind you that you don’t get refunds for unused nights.
|The route of our Magic Carpet Ride - Oceania's Nautica|
So now -- like at the end of this cruise last spring -- we are off to The Stone House on the Hill. We hope you’ll be back again next week as we have a lot to tell you about our little slice of Greece.
Happy and safe travels to you ~
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