The sun rises above the palm trees as we leave Kemer. It lights up the Taurus Mountains on the left of the road, changing them from a purple silhouette into a series of steep, green hills. As we join the road to Antalya the bus stops every few hundred yards to pick up more holidaymakers from the hotels in its affluent suburbs. By the time we reach Gőynűk the bus is full, but its passengers are barely making a sound. Soon I am the only one awake. The sea to our right was calm, shimmering as the low sun above it threw bright, pale light on to the water. It is because of mornings like this that Turks call the Mediterranean Akdeniz – the White Sea.
Please follow the link to read my story “My Golden Ones”, about a bus journey between Kemer and Pamukkale in southern Turkey, on the Caravanistan travel blog. > My photographs from Turkey can be found in […]
A minaret in Denizli. – Some of the colours, shapes, tones and patterns of southern Turkey [11 photos]:
Some of the people that we met in Kemer, Denizli and Pamukkale. Turkey is a country with beautiful landcscapes, memorable food, great weather and a thrilling history – but its people make the most vivid impression of […]
Seventeen hours on a bus with fourty Russian tourists, travelling along dusty roads through barren landscapes, wouldn’t sound like a romantic trip to most couples on their honeymoon. But then again, not many couples could look forward to a dip […]
In July my fiancée Anastasiya and I spent a week in Kemer, near Antalya in southern Turkey. It was a sort of honeymoon for us, two weeks before our wedding. . Each morning and evening we sunbathed on Kemer’s […]