Category Archive: Turkey

The surprise at the top

We make it to the top and suddenly see the remains of a Greek-Turkish town abandoned in 1923. It’s creepy to be here ~ it feels like the arson that followed the departure… Continue reading

The most charming beach

is where we start a grueling hike way up high (grueling only because of the intense heat).

So we went to Olu Deniz

The Blue Lagoon. The bluest of the blue waters of Turkey.

Way up there

The wild and courageous take off hand-gliding from the top of that mountain.

Sure enough

We wake up to another beautiful day ahead. What to do today? That is the question.

Our waterskiing champion

Selling his baclava

… to the crew of the gulet.

An occasion

to tease one’s sister.


in the late afternoon.


Backgammon is so popular in Turkey that game sets were for sale everywhere in the Grand Bazaar. The Turks love playing and they make their moves very fast.