Blue Voyages, Hammams and Doner Kebabs
26.05.2011 - 08.06.2011 28 °C
Hello All, its been a while but we are having fun, relaxing, doing a bit of remote work and waiting for the Wind to pickup.
The trip has consisted mostly around my wanting to Kite, and B wanting to see some sights and museums, and souvenirs which works out great, . Although many of the regions are vastly different and spread out far and wide with very little in-between.
The culture here is certainly authentic as hardly anyone speaks English!
In Bodrum and Marmaris everyone was super friendly and excellent Sales people. They all insist on
A: knowing where you are from
B: What your name is , and
C: Shaking your hand while dragging you to their product. To be fair allot of them are really sweet and fun and didn't mind us ignoring them too much.
Going Further North to Alicati and Cesme was a welcome relief. More people speak a bit of English; no sales people, and loads of charming places to see.
The wind conditions and bays are perfect too - when the wind is up and we are both having a great time.
On the cultural side B insists on visiting most major attractions and archaeological sites ( Wonders of the World! - I do Wonder why they are though - with museums looking like they house the arms and limbs of the torsos at the other museums!)
B spent a great day at Pamukkale where you can see Calcium Deposits that have formed pools over centuries.
We saw the incredible tombs built into the mountains by the Ilicians along the Dalyan River in Kounos.
Together we drove around the ancient town of Ephesus in Selcuk.
We spent a day around the bay and town of Alacati, which is a charming old town lined with cobble-stones and pastel coloured houses and boutique shops. It is renowned for its Windsurfing and Kiting culture. We had a an amazing day here and will be spending more time around here.
We miss our doggy Hiro, and all our friends and family.