Today we left the frenetic pace of Istanbul, flew to Antalya, and drove to Çıralı. Things I already love about Çıralı:
– a quiet, slow beach pace
– no big resorts, just small pansiyons
– about a 10-minute drive off the highway
– far more Turks (and cats and chickens) than foreign tourists
– a very uncrowded pebbly beach on the Mediterranean
We met up with Onur’s family, who very graciously didn’t laugh at my rudimentary Turkish. I’m proud to report that I even completed my first commercial transaction in Turkish – purchasing a large bottle of water for 2 Turkish lira.
I expect that my blog posts from here on may be less frequent, and have less content. How many ways can you say “we went to the beach, then to a hammock, then ate delicious Turkish food, thanks to Onur’s parents”? (Also, the internet is quite spotty here.)