Monday, October 31, 2011


We have been in İstanbul for about a week. Our days are filled with packing, packing and more packing. In two weeks time we are moving most of our stuff to Datca. Soon the house in İstanbul will become our secondary one. Among all the packing frenzy, we found some time this weekend to relax at the Black Sea coast of İstanbul. It was a gray, cold and windy day. Then my mom called from Datca, she said she just came out of the sea and it was divine. Well, that's the difference between Mediterranean and Black Sea..I am glad that soon we will be on the warm side of the country..

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Life on folded chairs

Due to a previous arrangement, most of the furniture at the beach house was belong to my mother. Now that she is moving to her new house, life pretty much goes on folded chairs in our house, very minimalist but I have to admit that rather very relaxing...
In couple days, we are going to İstanbul to move most of our stuff to this house. This is a new period in our lives, we even transfered our primary residence to Datca..Wish us luck in our Mediterranean days..

Friday, October 14, 2011

Hera welcomes Autumn

Well, she is actually stealing one of my dry leaves and trying to measure my reaction..Wish you a great day...

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Mediterranean Autumn

This year we have enjoyed an extended summer but finally autumn came to our small peninsula with lots of rain and wind...There wasnt even time to move the beach chairs and umbrellas..

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Ancient city of TLOS

During our short trip to Kalkan, we had the chance to visit the ancient city of Tlos, a very favorite but recently very much neglected hobby for hubby and me. We have covered most of the ancient cities on the Aegean coast of Turkey but the ones on the Mediterranean coast ( Lycian area in the past) are rather new to us.

Tlos has a historical past dating back to 2000 years BC. Once it was the home of Romans, Byzantians and as well as Ottomans. Rock tombs which are rather fine samples of the Lycian culture has a very dominating view over the city. And as always the tradition there is a very nice theatre.
As hubby is still recuperating from his illnes, I made all the climbing and he gave me the tactics from the base camp. It was a beautiful day..

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


This past week we took a short trip to Kalkan to spent some time with the British side of the family (hubby's twin brother and his family), who are vacationing there.

Kalkan is a beautiful small and romantic town on the Mediterranean coast. Until 1920's mostly the Greek families were living here and the place named as Kalamaki during that time. After the population exchange between Turkey and Greece most old residence of this town moved to near Athens and established a new town there with the very same name.

 As it is located on a hill side, it is possible to get great view from all over the place

while hubby was catching up with his brother, I had great time reading under the shades of the bougainvilleas, while my little one enjoy the sunshine and the pool side. ( not the pool, because she hates water..)

Sunday, October 2, 2011


If you have a beach house in Turkey, you have to have curtains with hand made doilies....As my mom is getting ready to move to her new beach house, her friends and her daughter are quite busy with their hands. These will be our gifts to her..I still have to do another meter but I have to say its a very relaxing thing to do them....


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