Side, Turkey

A long awaited trip to a place where a total solar eclipse took place. Anyone who has never experienced a total solar eclipse live does not know what they are missing and do not understand why some travel so far because of this. For me it was my third total solar eclipse. On August 11, 1999 I was in France and on December 4, 2002 in Australia. In July 2005, I booked flights for my friends and I for this trip with Sun Express and rooms in the Pension Kassiopeia booked in Side on the Turkish Riviera. Even if nothing had come of the solar eclipse, we still had a nice week in Turkey and were all pleasantly surprised - especially as some only know the Turks, who always attract negative attention in Switzerland. There are some wonderful landscapes in Turkey and remnants of the dawn of civilization can be found everywhere.