Monday, April 20, 2015

Fingers like bananas at the hi fi hotel

On one of the hi fi forums I visit, I noticed a message from a man who lived near Antalya which I planned to visit. I contacted him and he kindly invited me to be his guest at his hotel which was east of Antalya. I accepted and got on a bus to Antalya.

As you might imagine, this is a road to rival Big Surprise or the Great Ocean Road.

Antalya is a city of over a million people with a huge traffic jam.

Okan picked me up and checked me into my room. This is the view from the hotel.

After dinner we went to Okan's house where we listened to music for hours. I can not think of any system I have heard that sounded better.

View at dawn.

Okan took me on a tour of the hotel that can accommodate 1000 guests and another 1000 visitors to the attached water park. The whole lot was built in 6 months.

He also invited me to try a full Turkish bath which was wonderful. First there was a sauna with a temperature over 60 centigrade. Then I lay on a marble slab and was sloshed with water. A layer of foam was applied and I was totally scrubbed with a coarse mitt. I then relaxed for about 30 minutes before I got the massage from a man with fingers like bananas. It was wonderful.

It was all a great experience and I am so pleased that Okan invited me to stay. In exchange I will be helping teach Okan how to build tube amplifiers.


  1. Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure having you as a guest. I am looking forward to learning from you. The music you have shared with us has already started playing at our house and we are enjoying it!