Announcing FEAST's first Cultural Storytelling Tour Collaboration
Walk the Lycian Way by day, and tell or listen to stories in historic amphitheatres every night!
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WHAT ? WHEN ? HOW ?
The Lycian Way lies in the south of Turkey, on the Mediterranean coast, and it passes through many ancient Lycian and Roman cities and nomadic villages, making you feel that you are bathing in an enormous pool of history and culture. They did not call Lycia the ”land of light” for nothing!
By day we'll be walking/hiking for 2.5 or 5hrs (depending on your level of fitness/energy and/or enthusiasm!) along this historic coastal path in groups of 8-10, each led by a professional guide.
And every evening, thanks to FEAST Member Cem Alfar, we have permission from the Turkish Dept of Tourism to present a 90 minute programme of stories in the magnificent amphitheatre ruins in Xanthos, Patara, Myra, Olympos and Phaselis. Once we know who is joining the tour (and who wants to tell!) we will meet and collectively curate the sessions (more details & photos below.)
The Tour is open to all, FEAST Members (and their families) will be given first priority.
FEAST members/institutional members will get priority, but we will market to other storytelling organisations in Europe & the US as the tour may offer excellent opportunities to forge new international friendships.
For details of all EVENING STORYTELLING programmes, see below
Accommodation: KAS (Day 0 - 3)
Day 0 : Arrival to Dalaman 8 MAY 2022Transfer to Hotel
Day I : Hiking 9 MAY
Day III : Active resting 11 MAY
Accomodation : Tekirova (Day 4 - 6)
Day IV : Hiking 12 MAY
Day VI program : Hiking 14 MAY
Day VII:Departure from Antalya, 15 MAY
These are good questions which we can't answer until we know who is joining the tour and who wants to tell!
It is tempting to say Greek and Roman stories - several characters in the Iliad come from the area! - as well as Turkish tales (but Nasruddin might be more suited to a coffee shop than the vast arena of the amphitheatre!)
Instead we might think of themes which would allow a diverse group of tellers to draw on their own cultures and repertoires - such as journeys, courage, civilisation, freedom? These are the big stories we may know already, or which we could/would prepare in advance for these unique celebrations.
It's important to remember that our performances will not be big productions with stage-lights and banks of loudspeakers played by an audience of thousands sat on the tiered stone seats on the hillsides before us!
However, perhaps we should also allow for the personal stories - the ones we will tell naturally along the way as we bond with our fellow hikers. These stories might be more spontaneous and personal.
Once we know who is joining the tour, then we can together, collectively, decide on what stories we can share and how we can organise them into a series of serendipitous story celebrations!
This section will be updated with reference to Turkey, as and when new information is available
Do i need to be fully vaccinated in order to join the tour?
What happens if covid restrictions are imposed in my home country after I have placed my deposit but before I depart? Will I get a refund?
What happens if Turkey imposes travel restrictions or quarantine after I have placed my deposit but before I arrive? Will I get a refund?
What happens if I catch covid during my stay?
What is the maximum/minimum numbers for the tour?
Can I bring my spouse and/or family members?
Can non-members also join the tour?
What is the local food like?
What is FEAST's role?
Do I need any special vaccinations for visiting Turkey?
Is any medical insurance provided in the case of accident?
Is the water safe to drink? Is bottled water readily available?
What sort of weather temperatures can I expect in May?