There comes a time when everyone’s travel blog falls embarrassingly behind. I’m afraid Laughingabroad.com is almost three months (maybe more?) behind. It’s not all bad, though, because there is some good news for our Canadian readers who, I understand, are knee high deep in snow already. Today we will be talking about our visit to the beach(es).
In a country where people say it is becoming more Muslim by the day, the last thing that comes to mind is liberal beaches. But, Turkey’s beaches are famous for tiny bikinis, drinking, and, well, for being very European.
So this post covers about two weeks of time spent traveling in western Turkey, or as people say the European part of Turkey because of the liberal attitudes, 20th century architecture, and hoards of tourists. We were there during the end of August and beginning of September.
The itinerary through Turkey:
Turkey Itinerary: Istanbul (8 days) -> Pammukale (3 days) -> Oludeniz (4 days) -> Olympos (6 days) -> Antalya (3 nights) -> Konya (3 days) -> Goreme (7 days) -> Amasya (3 days) -> Trabzon (6 days) -> Erzurum (2 days) -> Kars (2 days) -> Van (4 days) -> Dogubayazit (1day)