Covid-19 virus has turned Alanya into a desert village
|(22-04-2020 / 2Base Estate Agency, 2base.com)|
Covid-19 virus has turned Alanya into a desert village, at least it sometimes feels like that. Markets are open and you need to use mask when you go to shops. But despite all of this Corona-thing, Mediterranean sea is more beautiful than ever, more turquoise than ever before, weather is like summer at its best, 22-25 degree now.
So how is life here now? Most things have changed. Banks and other necessary shops opens at 12.00 and only allows a limited amount of customers at at time. Shopping center Alanyum is closed, so are most of shops together with all restaurants, bars and cafeterias. All playgrounds, beaches, parks and other public spaces are closed down and wrapped in "do not enter" tape. This is very different spring to all complexes too. All pools, saunas, gyms and other shared facilities and common areas are closed. Lets cross our fingers and hope that some of it can soon open again. A curfew for all weekends has been implemented for everyone. So we have to stay at home all weekend, no one is allowed to go out. This curfew will probably continue for some time. In the weekends people normally gather for picnics, but this is no longer possible. For those younger than 20 years old or older than 60 of age, the curfew is 7 days a week. The city of Alanya has done an incredible job during this situation. While you are stay at home, city workers can bring your shopping's and medicines to your home together with food and bread. Street animals are also not forgotten and masks are distributed for free.
Despite all this spring time is coming slowly with thousands roses and fruits. Raw almonds are soon ready to be picked up, this is a favorite for many Turkish people who love this bitter fruit. Nevertheless, we are all well here but of course we would like you too be here with us to enjoy this wonderful spring time in Alanya.
Have a wonderful spring, where ever you will be. We miss all of you....