Avsalllar,The Castle of Rising Star and a nice friendly village in Alanya, Antalya
I thought it may be a good idea to show you a little bit of where we live and where we work.
I believe our environment has a lot of influence on our work as well as our psyche. Our productivity and of course our creativity.
Avsallar is a small village right on the Mediterranean coast and in borders of famous Turkish resort, alternatively known as Turkish Riviera, wonderful Alanya. Our village hosts thousands of people during the summer. Comes winter, we are only a bunch of families and residents. When I mean residents, I don't necessarily mean Turkish as we have a lot of German, Scandinavian, English and some Irish living in our cute little tiny village.
I don't intend to write about the history of Avsallar or the hotels surrounding our village. That type of information is all around. So I want to focus on the wednesday market which takes place every wednesday. It brings the community together, brings action to the village, creates an economic activity. If the weather is nice (nice here means not too hot), it is a great day out in Avsallar. You do your shopping, have a lunch and some drinks. Maybe extend your visit to the evening. That's a great day out in Avsallar.
Normally the small market has two sections. When the summer comes, you can observe a third section, an extention of the market which hosts merchants of souveniers, leather bags, clothing and such, things that would attract tourists. Can you get gourd lamps in the market? I am afraid not. But you get all the vegetables and the fruits of the season fresh.