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Turkey - Mediterranean Coast and Ephesus
29 September – 11 October 2010
Fethiye, Turkey
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Our week on Turkey's coast was one of the best times of our entire trip. For starters, the coast is gorgeous.
Our week on Turkey's coast was one of the best times of our entire trip. For starters, the coast is gorgeous.
The peak season had just ended, so we never had problems finding accommodation. We first stayed at George House, perched on a cliff overlooking Butterfly Valley.
The peak season had just ended, so we never had problems finding accommodation. We first stayed at George House, perched on a cliff overlooking Butterfly Valley.
We did a day trip to Butterfly Valley.
We did a day trip to Butterfly Valley.
As we descended we noticed an armada of tour boats ominously approaching, but fortunately they only stayed a couple of hours.
As we descended we noticed an armada of tour boats ominously approaching, but fortunately they only stayed a couple of hours.
Leaving a few things at George's to lighten our packs, we hiked west along the coast to Kabak. The walk started with impressive views of Butterfly Valley.
Leaving a few things at George's to lighten our packs, we hiked west along the coast to Kabak. The walk started with impressive views of Butterfly Valley.
We met a beekeeper offering tea and the opportunity to try out the bee suit.
We met a beekeeper offering tea and the opportunity to try out the bee suit.
Stopping for a swim along the way.
Stopping for a swim along the way.
We stayed at the Olive Garden, which is probably not affiliated with the US restaurant chain.
We stayed at the Olive Garden, which is probably not affiliated with the US restaurant chain.
Unlike the US restaurant chain, the best part of the Olive Garden in Kabak was the food. The owner is a former chef.
Unlike the US restaurant chain, the best part of the Olive Garden in Kabak was the food. The owner is a former chef.
Day hike around Kabak.
Day hike around Kabak.
We reluctantly left the coast and moved on to Köyceğiz, where we were the only guests at Hotel Flora.
We reluctantly left the coast and moved on to Köyceğiz, where we were the only guests at Hotel Flora.
The owner wouldn't give us a discount, but he upgraded us to an apartment.
The owner wouldn't give us a discount, but he upgraded us to an apartment.
The view from our balcony.
The view from our balcony.
We did a boat trip across the lake and along the Dalyan River.
We did a boat trip across the lake and along the Dalyan River.
Tombs carved into the rock face.
Tombs carved into the rock face.
A nearby beach is one of the last remaining nesting sites in the Mediterranean for the loggerhead turtle.
A nearby beach is one of the last remaining nesting sites in the Mediterranean for the loggerhead turtle.
Another day we rode bikes outside of town and past rows of citrus trees.
Another day we rode bikes outside of town and past rows of citrus trees.
Even the fast food - kebabs - was good in Turkey.
Even the fast food - kebabs - was good in Turkey.
Too much stuff.
Too much stuff.
Buses in Turkey were modern and very comfortable. Some even had WiFi.
Buses in Turkey were modern and very comfortable. Some even had WiFi.
 


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