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It was the fall of 1971, I was young, a real hippy, having just graduated from college and living for 5 years in Brooklyn. I suddenly decided to take off for what I hoped would be a trip around the world. I had spend time in Italy studying architecture and traveling in 1969 and 1970 so this was not a totally new idea or adventure, but I left with just a few hundred dollars and a dream.
This was the time of Europe on $5 / day and less in places like Greece.
By late October I had been through the Greek Islands, Crete and Cyprus and after abandoning a planned route through Egypt, sitting in Rhodes, Turkey was the next stop.
In 1971, the south coast of Turkey was amazing, beautiful and totally undeveloped. Recent looks at it now show it has been discovered and is filled with Hotels, commercialized and spoiled.
This blog about small houses grew out of thoughts I had on that trip and recently i just discovered an oasis of the past. yes on that same coast.
Accommodation prices include breakfast, evening meal and internet and are as follows High Season (15 June - 15 September)
Rates are about $35/day based on 2 Turkish lira to a US Dollar:
Here are 3 links.