Fall break came earlier for me than it usually does. Back stateside I have fall break during the week of Thanksgiving, but here in Turkey it lined up with Kurban Bayram. A friend and I took a leap of faith and got on board a bus with a group of about 30 other people from Turkey to make the 14 hour bus ride down to Southern Turkey where we were gonna hang out on the Mediterranean for the week.
This trip was proof that a leap of faith can be extremely rewarding. The holiday was a memorable one. There were a few glitches along the way – flat tire on the way down and bus completely breaking down on the way back, but I still came back feeling rested and ready to tackle the rest of my semester here.
Top memories from the trip:
Kayaking in the Blue Lagoon – the water was calm, the mountains surrounding us were breathtaking and the company was perfect.
Sunsets and Moonrises
Jumping off our tour boat into the Mediterranean – quite the rush that takes you back to you days of being a kid
Climbing a waterfall in Butterfly Valley
Walking through freezing cold water and mud in Saklıkent Gorge (finally remembering my water camera – forgot it every other day)
A Safari Jeep Excursion
Exploring the Ghost Town of Kayaköy
Miscellaneous Animal Spottings
Food Boats – that serve something similar to chocolate crepes – nuffsaid
Buying fresh spices
Paragliding = Unbelievable Experience
And most importantly – an awesome travel buddy who was up for anything and everything, including quiet nights in (:
Cheers and Love from Turkey