Göltürkbükü, Bodrum - Muğla - Turkey
GPS : Latitude 37° 07' 42" N - Longitude 27° 22' 45" E
VHF Channel : 16
Call Sign : " golturkbuku marina "
Midway along the peninsula's north shore, nestled in a huge bay are the two quaint villages of Türkbükü and Gölköy.
You're probably seen this symbol before: the light blue and white circles set in a dark blue glass base. This stylized eye is meant to ward off the "evil eye". Transcending culture and religion, there is a belief throughout the Mediterranean and the Middle East that because of jealousy someone could wish bad luck on a person. This ill-will is passed through a focused glance or "evil eye" hence the need for charms to ward off the bad will.
Alle som kjenner meg vet at ting går veldig sakte, jeg klarer rett og slett ikke å stresse. Og om jeg først blir stressa, så går det (desverre) ikke noe fortere av den grunn. Så nå sitter jeg her da, to dager til jeg drar til tønsberg, tre dager til jeg flytter til Frankrike, og det eneste jeg har gjort så langt er å vaske en maskin med klær, her går det unna!
Currently time is passing by like a chill breeze. It's great to be in Olympos, Turkey! :)
Right now we're staying until Friday, but maybe we'll stay longer, who knows.
A normal day here looks something like this: get up normally too late for breakfast - take shower - go to Hangar Bar - buy a big bottle of water - read, chill, sleep or just hang out at hangar bar - around three o'clock we decide if we're going to the beach or not(if we do we'll stay a couple of hours, otherwise we just continue chilling) - eat dinner - drink beers - go out or sleep…
In the old castle section of Antalya, Turkey, you can walk down narrow, cobbled streets bordered by old stone buildings that have become tourist shops. Buy colorful ceramic plates handmade in Turkish villages, fancy glass perfume bottles, or belly-dancing costumes here--a Turkish urban scene.
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It may not be the oldest news in the golf world but it makes complete sense to write something about it.
Tiger Woods and 7 of the best players in the world according to the world rankings after the Master tournament in April have been annouced as participants in the up coming event to be hosted in Belek, Turkey.
From the 8th to the 13th of October the elite group of players that secured their place will be doing battle in a 'round robin' event with a prize fund of $5.2 million dollars at the Antalya Golf Club.
Kaş has many bouldery (not sand) beaches but they're quite small, most are lower than 10 metres wide. All the same the rock shelves are fantastic for sun and sea bathing. These are inhabited by cafes and eating place which supply free loungers. Reciprocally you're awaited (but not obliged) to purchase drinks, snacks or food from them.
The town has many decent hotels and restaurants and is a hustling centre for adventure activity holidays.
Our group spent the greater part of a day shopping and exploring at two of Istanbul's bazaars - the famously huge Grand Bazaar and the Spice Bazaar (also known as the Egyptian Bazaar, because taxes from Egypt during the Ottoman Empire were used to construct it). The Grand Bazaar has over 3,000 shops, and I'm guessing my friends and I saw only 100 or so.
I'm just back from ten days in Turkey, and I can't stop thinking about the tea. I'm a big coffee drinker, and I've always put milk in my tea, but I was very quickly converted to tea prepared in the Turkish way. So much about it appeals to me, from the little tulip-shaped glasses (our first hotel proprietor also likened them to the shape of a woman, specifically a woman who you'd hold for warmth in the winter!), to the deliveries of glasses of tea to storekeepers, to the brief respite and pick-me-up that it provides.
Istanbulites are going to be upset at me soon. If they stop talking to me, I can understand. I will be disclosing their “local secret” spots one by one…. Sorry!!!
When it was opened in 2001 it was a pretty big deal with great food, cocktails, menu, atmosphere but most of all the VIEW. It is still one of the hard-core spots.
Time of the year: July
Number of Days: 14
Day 0: Arrive in Istanbul. Hotel pick-up to Golden City Hotel, right by the Bosphorous in Beyoglu.
Day 1 - Day 3: In Istanbul at Golden City Hotel
Day 4-Day 7: Stay in Hotel Agan in Sultanahmet to get a feel of different side of the city
Spend the seven days in exploring the city:
Palace of sultans from 15th- to 19th-century; housed thousands of imperial servants. Center of the historic district, overlooking city across Sea of Marmara, Golden Horn, and Bosporus. Magnificent treasury of jewels (86-carat Spoonmaker Diamond), elaborately tiled harem chambers and kiosks. Closed Tuesdays. Tip: Eat a substantial breakfast and go early. Harem closes at 4 p.m., separate fee. Saray…
Two small boys tracked the line of workers trimming the palm trees. The men in green jumpsuits were staring up at the man-lift. The boys nodded at each other with tight-lipped smiles and started in motion. The slightly smaller of the boys unfolded the large package in his hand. He took out a gruesome mask--a green and red face, half pig and half monster.
It seems that my posture is not very correct because I was again offered a massage. There is one old man who owes a flower shop just in front of the Travel House. He knows about Travel House and tries to be kind by picking travelers up from the street to drive them up the hill. The hill is steep enough to accept his offer.
Istanbul, Turkey...this bustling city is a literal assault on the senses...smells, flavors, and colors!
Food is a major element to any culture, but here food may look unusual, but it's out of this world! Amazing dips and spreads, kebabs of every kind, sticky nutty baklava type deserts, and wonderful breads and pitas. Of course, aromatic teas accompany everything served in clear hourglass shaped glasses.
Set timer for 12PM today. Mix the following ingredients: one Now Husband (preferably Turkish speaking), two sons, two daughters-in-law, one daughter, two grandsons. Add Istanbul, Cappadocia, and Bodrum. Season with love, laughter, great food, amazing sights, and one hot air balloon ride. Will last unrefrigerated for 12 days. Enjoy. Serves 9.
Damn it! How come… this tower has been here for hundreds of years (according to some resources it's over 1500 years old) and this is the first time I am bothered to come up here to see the stunning panoramic views of Istanbul. We Turks are something else. I bet most of the Turkish people have never been up here before (no offense).
I have finally arrived in Dublin! Sorry for not posting sooner but I just got internet in my dorm today and I’ve been incredibly busy getting settled into my new home.
My last few days in Turkey were great. On Wednesday we went for a boat tour of the Bosphorus and saw more of both the Asian and European sides from the water.
So I was in Turkey a while back and it was excellent. I know a few people who've been there before and since nearly all reports I'd received had been extremely positive my expectations were high. However, over the two weeks I was there Turkey met and exceeded nearly all of them. Istanbul, in particular, seems like a place I could happily live for a longer period of time, especially if I was to return to a situation similar to the amazing accommodation that I was lucky enough to enjoy on the banks of the Bosphorus.
Istanbul, Turkey...2 days in this amazing city to enjoy its exotic yet cosmopolitan vibe. Besides visiting all the mosques and bazaars, I wanted to experience a traditional Turkish Hamman... Cagaloglu Hamami, named in the best selling book "1,000 Places to See Before You Die"...this 300 year old bath has hosted sultans and kings and retains many of its original details.
Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey and one of the largest cities in Europe and the world. Due to its size, it comes as no surprise that is a variety of things to do in this city. From beaches, shopping, historical and religious sites, there are countless opportunities for visitors to immerse themselves in the culture of Istanbul. Popular historical sites are the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, monuments that date back to the 1400s.
Istanbul, Turkey...I love this city! So rich and complex...straddling two cultures and two continents!
It has a mystery and a sense of the unknown but also the sophistication and modernity to make it feel familiar.
A visit to the Spice Bazaar, Grand Bazaar, Hagia Sophia, and The Blue Mosque made for a day full of riches! I love experiencing the cultural differences that make the world we live in!