Gocek

This was the final week of our amazing summer cruise. Knowing that soon we would be tied to the dock for months, we wanted our final week to be swinging at anchor and untethered to land except by our hook. We specifically wanted to relax and have completely chilled family time with no plans, noContinue reading “Gocek”

Marmaris and Dalyan

Our first trip to Marmaris was a week prior via bus from Selimye to purchase a sim card for internet and it was a good reminder that experiences of a place change largely depending on the circumstances of your visit. We were harried and we had specific tasks on what would be a short visitContinue reading “Marmaris and Dalyan”

Bodrum and Selimiye

Bodrum and Selimye Two of my favorite aspects of living aboard our boat while traveling the world is: 1. Taking all my favorite things – (pillows, boots, blankets, and outerwear for any weather) with me, and 2. Living wherever I feel like living. I’m not someone who loves the city or loves the country butContinue reading “Bodrum and Selimiye”

Kusadasi/ Ephesus

Kušadasi/Ephesus Leaving Istanbul, we had a 40-hour non-stop passage to Kušadasi. A port town, but clearly an inexpensive stop for holidaymakers from the UK as well, Kušadasi is busy town with the usual shops and cafes that cater to cruise chip customers. Our primary reason for coming is that it is the closest marina townContinue reading “Kusadasi/ Ephesus”

ISTANBUL!

ISTANBUL, TÜRKIYE Approaching the city of more than 16 million inhabitants, it looks as one might expect. Container ships abound awaiting their turn to offload or upload or transit the Bosporus canal. These ships were EVERYWHERE. Buildings and the beautiful minarets with the domes of the mosques are the most prominent land feature. But surprisinglyContinue reading “ISTANBUL!”

Bozcaada, Ayvalık, Cunda

Trip North to Istanbul One of the most difficult challenges we face is deciding which towns/islands/countries to visit and which to bypass. The sad unavoidable truth that we continue to reconcile is that no matter for how long we plan to visit, we will not see everything we hoped, planned, or dreamed of seeing. ThatContinue reading “Bozcaada, Ayvalık, Cunda”

Didim, Turkey

When we travel from one country to another, despite the level of research we do, I can never really know what we will find when we arrive. It is for this reason we like to take a ““peek”” at a place before committing to an entire winter there. We were glad we took this approachContinue reading “Didim, Turkey”