Category Archives: Turkey


Jack of all trades, master of none.

Not me. I’m definitely the master of procrastination. Not entirely sure what I’ve been doing but almost 6 months has flew past and I’m nowhere near my goals or saving the world (HAHA). Been procrastinating for the longest time simply because I can’t be bothered to edit my photos. And so, I’ve decided to simply abandon all attempts to edit (except the occasional auto enhance/crop). Whatever that gets the ball rolling right.

So Marmaris. Why Marmaris? Why not? I was searching on day trips out of Rhodes and Marmaris popped up, being just an hour ride out from Rhodes by ferry. Decided to spend a couple of nights there instead of just a day in hope of checking out the Turkish culture.

When in Marmaris, I absolutely had to… eat at McDonald’s. Part of my grand plan to eat at McDonald’s in every country that has McDonald’s. Speaking of which, I am extremely disappointed to find out that Vatican city does not have one. Back to Marmaris, how does one know if one has arrived at the city centre (with vague directions)? When you see a McDonald’s! Hahahaha.

The Turkish (healthy) breakfast special!


Marmaris is a port town located in Mugla Province where supposedly yachts worth more than 10 million can be found docked at the port. We couldn’t identify which but we did notice that 7 out of 10 traffic lights were not in service (due to repainting of crossing lines) though the drivers there were mostly really nice and would stop for us to cross most of the time.


A different kind of sea view. One where the sea doesn’t meet the sky.


After wading in the sea for like forever, I finally got my ass up, bought a towel & a float (WHAT) at the nearest store and braved the icy waters. I now understand why people there are such huge fans of the swimming in sea. The water is incredibly clear with super soft sand! It doesn’t look blue due to the black sand beach and while the sand is pretty coarse near the shore, it is SUPER soft as I wade further down. PLUS, the water is super calm and shallow for quite a distance with the orange balloons indicating deeper waters. Despite the cold, it was really pretty awesome.


No better way to warm up than having a cup of turkish tea, turkish pastry, which tastes awesome dipped in tea, and colorful flowers. 🙂


Our first cup didn’t come in the traditional turkish tea cup and saucer so off we went in search for more tea. I really did enjoy sitting down in the evening with a hot cup of tea BUT there were just too many chain smokers who go on stick after stick making it pretty unbearable for us.


And of course, turkish coffee from Panorama (recommended by lonely planet which I can’t figure out why) located at the old town! Was tempted to get this pretty little cup back for when we have guests over, which is never. So…


Another view of the port from the restaurant.20130617-201245.jpg

Had fun wandering around the gorgeous sloped alleys of the old town with absolutely no fear of getting lost. Because it was a really small town.




Was tempted to try getting a turkish bath but didn’t feel quite comfortable with the dim interiors.


There is definitely a lot more to Marmaris. Day trips to be taken, water sports and such but LF and I were actually pretty tired from moving around so we decided to take a break and simply do nothing.

Ending of with my one and only shot of Icmeler, which in my opinion, is pretty much the same as Marmaris but more costly.