Monday, December 12, 2011

Anadolu Kavagi

Playing: The Future-Patrick Wolf
Reading: Where I lived, and What I Lived For by Henry David Thoreau
I keep on going through my photos from Turkey because during the school year, I always think about the places I've gone and the places I want to go to. Whenever I think about traveling, it immediately brightens my day because I like to dream about going back and about bringing friends there one day. I like thinking about other places, so I keep on looking at my old vacation photos. I really want to share with you this fishing village I visited with you today.
It took me about 45 minutes to get their by boat and it was a very enjoyable ride. The scenery was absolutely stunning and made me rethink what I considered to be the most beautiful place I've ever been to. (Venice still ranks number one, though.) I love how they have garages for their boats and how they're wide open. I just like the idea, if you know what I mean.
When I got onto the island, I walked past this adorable home that had the most creative yard I've ever seen. It had all these puppets arranged in a storybook manner and I just liked how it reminded me of this one ballet I loved as a little girl called Coppelia. Haha, I keep on imagining these puppets coming to life. Obviously I need to make friends with the owners of this home.
The main attraction is the view at the top of the hill. It has a stunning view, but it took us awhile to climb up there. There were so many stairs and after awhile, my legs were killing me. If you're in decent health, you most definitely should go climb up to see this. Remember to bring ice cold drinks with you, though! While I was up here, I practiced my French with this boy from Japan. It was fairly humorous to me that I'm from the USA and he's from Japan, but our common language is French. How does that work?
There's a fort at the top too, but it's been closed off for awhile, so none of us could explore. It's interesting because I believe it was the Romans that built it. Don't quote me on that though because my memory is a tad fuzzy at this point...
After I climbed back down with my family, we decided to get lunch and we sat down at this restaurant that had the most beautiful view. I loved how clear the ocean was and how you could see all the fish under the sea.
Pretty much all of the restaurants on Anadolu Kavagi offer the same food for around the same price, so my family chose the one with the most pleasant view. All of the restaurants offered fresh seafood dishes prepared simply, but nicely. I ordered a seafood feast, while I was there that came with fried calamari, fried oysters, grilled fish, and a salad. It was all very good, but nothing remarkable.
I spent around four or five hours there and saw the whole village, so while we waited for the boat to come by again, we looked around the convenience store for snacks, but I ended up leaving with a Turkish Vogue instead, which I still haven't looked at yet. Stupid homework is keeping me too busy to take a peek...Overall, this town was a very pleasant stop and I recommend it,  if you're in Istanbul for more than a few days. The boat ride itself is wonderful because you get to see so much and it just feels very magical at the moment.


  1. i LOVE LOVE looking through your vacation pictures!! more turkey pics yay!!

    omgosh that fried fish looks DELICIOUS!!

  2. Lisa-Aww, thank you! The fish was absolutely wonderful. :3

  3. I love that you are reading Thoreau!
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  4. Looks and sounds really fun! I always find myself looking over vacation pics, wish I could go on a permanent holiday!

  5. Lucky for you to have journeyed those beautiful places!

    xo Cherry

  6. Hi sweety, thanks for stopping by. These are some lovely pics, Turkey is an amazing country.

  7. The fishing village looks so quaint, I love day trips to such little havens. :)

    The Cat Hag

  8. the village looks so nice and peaceful! and the fish looks so fresh and yummy! :D

  9. Oooh, it looks so beautiful!
    xo Josie

  10. Oh what lovely photos, I can really see how lovely this place is, and it's really nice for me since I'll never see it with my own eyes XD Thanks for sharing!

  11. How wonderful, I am due for a vacation. I just finished school so I am ready!

    Xoxo, Mary from ♥ ♥

  12. these pictures are wonderul, very pretty and ahh i need a vacay!!

  13. thank you very much! :)

  14. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me such a sweet comment! So happy to find your blog(s)! You're amazing keeping up with two blogs!!!

  15. Bonnie-His style of writing is very different from what I'm used to. If you have Thoreau pieces to recommend to me, I'd be glad to read them!

    Kirsten-I always think that, but I'm always happy, when I return to California. Traveling is so much fun, but there's no place like home. (Sorry for using a cliche!) :D

    Cherry-I'm glad my dad enjoys traveling so much otherwise I wouldn't have anyone to take me. :)

    Elle Sees-You should definitely go, if you get the chance! Trip of a lifetime! ^^

    Sam-Yes, it is. Have you been? I would love to see some more of Turkey!

    The Cat Hag-So do I! That's what I love about Europe. They have quaint villages everywhere! :3

    sugar sugar-It was all really quite lovely. ^o^

    Josie-It was! (:

    SARA MARI-But you're so lucky to get to explore so much of Japan, so we're about even. c:

    Mary-Ooh, congratulations! Where are you thinking of going? :D

    Pop Champagne-Everyone needs a vacation, especially at such a busy time like the holidays! ^^

    Julia-You're welcome! ;)

    Courtney-Haha, I'm actually only keeping up with this blog, so I'm not that amazing. XD

    Wida-Will do! Hopefully I can sneak you on the plane in my purse or something! XD


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