Since there are men sitting around everywhere and one of them trying to get my attention every 20 meters or so, I don't quite enjoy being here from the start, but I packed enough food for a day and took a bus up to the castle. Since it was so cheap I bought the entrance to "the castle" which just allowed me to walk around a small area of some ruins... but the view was very cool!
When I looked at pictures and maps of Alanya before I got here to try to get some sort of plan for my trip, I thought this half-island was flat and mostly empty, nope, it's super steep everywhere and it only looked empty on google maps since there are so many trees covering everything.
I found that I could walk along the wall, and when I got out of the pay area I could continue down the mountain along it! :D Exactly what I had hoped for.
I walked along the wall for about an hour, I liked it there so much that I think I'll go there again. There was no one else there except for some chickens and butterflies :). I thought I might get lonely while here, but the constant "hey lady" "hello how are you"'s are taking enough of my social energy even when I'm doing nothing but my best to ignore them..
I walked and walked until I suddenly reached a house that looked private and ended my path along the wall.
I jumped down right before the fence and I think I walked trough a small graveyard. I don't think there are a lot of people how go here, but there was a plank against the wall between the graves and the road and I waited until there was no one by the road just in case this was a private yard.
And then I walked along the road for about another hour, 35 degrees in constants sun, but I found a little shadow over a rock with a view so I sat there and had lunch.
I was walking towards that wall you can see in the above picture, but it turned out to be too steep and dangerous to walk on, but I found a road that went trough the houses and this was so nice! I think it's just the tourist culture that made me dislike being here at first.
I found a staircase short-cut and there was fruit and olive trees everywhere! There weren't many people going here so I sat down and read for a while.
This is a almond tree with a vine-plant climbing on it:
I came down to the "Red tower" which I had read had a museum in it, so I again paid a fee and the museum was only three miniature boats? But the building was pretty cool, and from there I found a new beach. While being there there was three very loud bangs, they were canon shots from the top of the mountain and I'm guessing they were for celebrating the start of Ramadan.
It took a couple of more hours before I found my way back to the hotel, the whole thing took 8 hours and I am looking forward to doing it again. :)
I very unexpectedly got my period and I tried to go out and buy some stuff for it but all the pharmacies I found had around 5 men sitting in them and starring at me if I even looked at the store so it felt to bothered buy anything and spent the day in bed instead. I started a math summer course and finished a 1/3 of it already :) And I also studied some for my drivers license and had energy to write on my blog!
That's a cat in the middle of the photo