‘Uncle Christian’ serves tourists with donkey tours in Kemer
ANTALYAAustrian man Christian Kollinsky, who lives in the southern province of Antalya’s Kemer district, organizes donkey tours that are drawing great interest from tourists.
Kollinsky, 52, who came to Istanbul from Austria with his wife Sibel Kollinsky 10 years ago, later moved to Kemer in search of a more quiet life.
They opened a restaurant in Kemer and is Christian is known as “Uncle Christian” by locals, and he also began to work as a guide in addition to running the restaurant. Kollinsky later decided to organize donkey tours due to his love of nature and cultural life, buying five donkeys initially.
Kolinsky feeds the donkeys, combs their hair, and checks their hooves every morning, before setting out for the tours.
During a nearly three-hour tour with the donkeys - named More, Emma, Ringe, Trotro and Lotin – tourists are able to pass through narrow alleys and woods.
Speaking to reporters, Kolinsky noted that donkey milk is very popular in Turkey but not very well-known in Europe.