Gorgeous clouds and beautiful, breezy mornings.
I got my first purple fiver a few days ago. They changed the colour because many people complained that the old one looked too much like the 50TL note.
We’ve had a sudden, unexpected heat wave this week – usually these sorts of temperatures wouldn’t come until the end of June, but apparently summer has decided to start now.
The weather has been perfect for this sort of thing.
MarkAntalya is coming, at long last… this thing has been under construction forever, so it’s at least nice to see them finally turning it into something. No word yet on the names of the shops— hopefully there will be some new outlets.
After some very springlike weather, today it got back down into single digits and hailed and flooded, lots of thunder and lightning, and so forth. Welcome to April in Antalya, business as usual.
After nearly a week with no internet, it’s finally been sorted out. The culprit? Natural gas lines being laid in my neighbourhood. Technology abounds.
This past weekend I went to the grand opening of the new Erasta shopping centre.
There was the usual array of opening celebrations.
I was surprised to discover that Erasta is an outdoor shopping centre. This seems to be a particularly bad idea in Antalya, where the weather swings between horizontal freezing rain in the winter, and blistering heat and humidity in the summer. The whole point of going to a shopping centre is to escape the extreme weather, so I’m not sure who thought having it outdoors would be smart. There is an H&M there (Antalya’s first), but other than that the shops are all repeats of things that can be found elsewhere in Antalya, so I’m not sure what Erasta’s unique selling point is supposed to be (certainly it can’t just be H&M).
They do have beautiful fountains, though— an Antalya staple.
There’s still snow on the mountains, but it’s warm enough to swim in the sea… sort of.