Friday, September 30, 2011

We're baaaack!

(I missed your faces.)

Now that was an adventure.  We felt the love and happiness of a family reunion in Izmir, brushed up on our (nonexistent) Turkish dancing skills at my cousin's wedding, strolled the streets of Ephesus in Caesar's footprints, climbed mountains in Faralya and Kabak (literally, I climbed down these cliffs pictured above via ropes -- in that dress.  More on that later.), floated in the saltiest turquoise waters of the Turkish Riviera, touched the tombs of the ancient Lycians in Fethiye, smoked cigarettes with my parents at a meyhane in Istanbul, went clubbing with friends found on the other side of the world in Beyoglu, felt the majesty of Aya Sofya and the excess of Topkapi Palace, tasted the sugary heaven of kadayif soaked in syrup, and floated in a pool between the continents.

I have so much to tell you.  Next week is going to be a total photo-overload!


Kirsty {a safe mooring} said...

Did I mention already that we went to Fethiye when we were in Turkey on our honeymoon? Can't remember. Anyway I am excited to see all your photos. Sounds like you had an amazing time.

Ashley said...

Oh really?? I didn't know that! We thought the town itself was pretty schmaltzy, but the more secluded beaches around there were soooo amazing!

Amanda said...

Glad you're back, I can't wait to see your photos :) I was totally transported when I went to Istanbul 2 years ago, the city is magic in a way.