The Turkish Coast

The only way to truly experience Turkey beyond Istanbul is to rent a car and see where the road takes you. From the Mediterranean in the South on up to the Aegean in the West, week two was the ultimate adventure: driving along the Lycian Way, making pit stops in the most charming port towns, imagining the lives that once occupied the ancient city of Ephesus and the many fascinating ruins, swimming in the warmest, saltiest and most pristine waters, standing dumbfounded in front of the eternal fires of Chimera, hopping on boats to explore multiple secluded beaches . . . and admitting that I might have gone a bit overboard with the kilim and ceramic purchases. Next stop, Greece!

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  1. Stephanie wrote:

    so amazing!!!! love that you guys went further than istanbul 😉 can’t wait to see your greek pix

    10.21.11
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  2. İrem wrote:

    Heey! I am really happy you enjoy your trip in my country:) and you are right the only way to truly and directly experience is to rent a car.

    10.21.11
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  3. Love this !!! I just did a post about Istanbul (was there last week) and so this is muchos interesting. How you see the turkish influences on the outside of Istanbul ! So beautiful as well.. Enjoy the rest of your trip !!

    10.21.11
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  4. Heather wrote:

    Turkey looks so amazing, with lots of history and culture. It will be added it to my list of places to visit before I die. Look forward to your photo diary of Greece!

    10.21.11
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  5. angie wrote:

    oh my, are those turkish delights i spy on that plate? LOVE. these are wonderful pictures. i’m inspired to go there!

    10.21.11
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  6. How gorgeous! I love the photo with all the fabrics!

    xoxo
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    10.21.11
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  7. Tanvi wrote:

    Your gorgeous photos make me ache for a place that I’ve always wanted to visit. Thanks for transporting me for a few minutes 🙂

    10.21.11
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  8. Nikki wrote:

    I’ve always wanted to visit Turkey and now after seeing your beautiful photos, I feel like I already have! I studied a lot of ancient history when I was in college so I can only imagine how amazing it must have been. Have a wonderful journey to Greece and hope to see lots more photos!

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    10.21.11
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  9. These photographs are incredible. So jealous! I want to go to Turkey!!

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    10.21.11
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  10. threeheels wrote:

    our lost greek paradise…!!!

    10.21.11
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  11. goorrrgeouuussss! lov turkey

    xx

    10.21.11
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  12. johanna wrote:

    gorgeous pics!!!!

    10.21.11
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  13. mmm, pomegranates!! Gorgeous places!

    10.21.11
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  14. Kate wrote:

    Even more awesome pictures! Love the shot of the camels.

    10.21.11
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  15. Bubbs... wrote:

    You will love Greece…the waters are crystal clear and the most beautiful sapphire blue. They are not allowed to pollute their waters and as a result have such beautiful beaches! Your pictures of Turkey make me have wanderlust again! I was lucky to visit Ephesus last summer however the 40+ degrees of heat had me slightly light headed throughout the whole experience. I do hope to go back and do what you did…just rent a car and drive along the coast and see where the day takes me!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Bubbs…

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    10.21.11
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  16. Jessie wrote:

    honestly could not be more beautiful! i love these photographs. they are so fun and exciting.
    xx, http://wordbyjessie.com/

    10.21.11
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  17. Samantha wrote:

    Gorgeous photos! So colorful and detailed. Definitely on my list of places to visit. Thanks for posting!!
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    10.21.11
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  18. grace wrote:

    wow – incredible photos! beautiful!

    -grace

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    10.21.11
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  19. Seriously stunning shots! I hope you are having the absolute best time.

    10.21.11
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  20. chanel wrote:

    Oh gosh, this makes me want to go straight to the airport sans any packed bags and fly off to Turkey with only my passport. Amazingly lustworthy!

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    10.21.11
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  21. J Umm wrote:

    WOW!! the scenery is just incred!!
    i went to turkey and it didn’t look like that lmao.
    i love the ruins.
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    10.21.11
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  22. My goodness! I love the food pictures. I want to be there. Kisses from England.xo http://hannahalehandra.blogspot.com/

    10.21.11
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  23. Ambyr wrote:

    Please take me there with you. Thanks.

    xoxo
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    10.21.11
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  24. Mike wrote:

    These pictures are unbelievable!!!

    10.21.11
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  25. What camera are you using for your shots?! They look great! Thank you for sharing! xoxo

    10.21.11
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  26. ahhh INCREDIBLE photos! I want to visit there so bad. when I was in Santorini we rented a car it was so fun.

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    10.21.11
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  27. Gasong wrote:

    Nice images, very nice actually :)!

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    10.21.11
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  28. Camila wrote:

    I’m sooo jealous that looks so amazing!!!! Turkey is definitely one of my top places to go before I die.
    I hope you have a nice trip!! Enjoy!!
    love;
    Camila from http://www.thehibou.com

    10.21.11
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  29. sylvia wrote:

    amazing.

    10.22.11
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  30. Coulter wrote:

    Wow are all those Kilims going to fit in the overhead compartment?

    10.22.11
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  31. Grace wrote:

    Wow, such gorgeous scenery!

    xx Grace
    Dream-Boating

    10.22.11
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  32. PhotoGirl wrote:

    Beautiful photos!
    That said, I’m so happy to see your twitter feed and realize that you moved on before the devastating earthquake took place. Be safe!

    10.23.11
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  33. High Heels wrote:

    AMAZING! wish I was there !!

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    10.23.11
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  34. charity wrote:

    these pictures are beautiful! enjoy yourself!

    10.23.11
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  35. Candy wrote:

    OMG the 1st and 3rd pictures give me the chills….stunning…totally just gave me inspiration for a new DIY! Gosh, I love you girls! Rock on!

    Candy
    http://www.tayloranddemolish.com

    10.24.11
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  36. noelle wrote:

    wow amazing!! my friends and i plan to visit turkey next year 🙂 thanks for sharing!

    10.25.11
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  37. Nomadic D wrote:

    Hooray! I’m only just seeing this post now, but it always makes me so happy to think of people enjoying Turkey this way! While I try to get there minimum once a year, it’s usually just to visit family in Istanbul, and I don’t often get to do these road trips. The few times I have though, it’s been truly amazing. So glad you did this!

    http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/

    10.31.11
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  38. Jessica wrote:

    Wow, those photos are stunning – I’ve been dying to go to Turkey for the last year or so and even though I’m traveling through Europe now, my fiance and I won’t make it over there. Your gorgeous photos have just reaffirmed that I will definitely go there one day!

    11.4.11
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  39. Ava wrote:

    Turkey is beautiful! I lived there for several years as a child and really miss the culture, the food and the history. You’re lucky you got to go over there, I feel many people never really do.

    11.4.11
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  40. crunkcrumpets wrote:

    Do you have any information on the ring on the right in the penultimate photo? It’s absolutely gorgeous and I want it!

    11.12.11
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    11.19.11
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  42. mary button wrote:

    amazing pics of turkey, can’t wait to hear more about it!!!

    11.25.11
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  43. Ceyda wrote:

    First photo is taken at Kaputaş Beach between Kaş and Kalkan. Lovely beach… I’m glad that you enjoyed your trip =)

    12.21.11
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  44. hazal wrote:

    welcome to my country=)
    ı am so excited to see you in turkey.
    ı suggest you to see aegean part of turkey. ı believe that you will really enjoy from west of my country.
    you could use me as a guide when you come here.
    =)
    seeyou=)

    1.28.12
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  45. mindy wrote:

    are those two women making gozleme?? i went to turkey this past fall and rented a car to see 5 cities. absolutely unreal. and gozleme was the best thing i ever ate!

    2.1.12
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  46. Sasha wrote:

    I love those rings, they’re gorgeous!! Hopefully next time I go I can be as lucky as you, and find such beautiful jewelry. Lovely photos 🙂

    6.23.12
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  47. Jessie wrote:

    Great pictures! I am planning a similar trip to Turkey right now and would love to know the locations of the photos! Thank you!

    7.11.12
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  48. Barbara wrote:

    Amazing!!!!
    I am just planning a trip to Turkey and would love to know the names of those beautiful beaches!

    7.16.12
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  49. Petra wrote:

    great pics…. I think it’s time to visit Croatia 🙂 we have a beautiful coastline with many islands…. watch the video and enjoy 🙂

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDMcxp9cGHE&feature=relmfu

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    8.11.12
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  50. Gossip guy wrote:

    You are one the lucky ones who visited Turkey before dying. You took nice shots , really amazing. Cheers from turkey….
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    11.10.12
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  51. maxwhimsy wrote:

    hi – i just stumbled about your turkey pictures. i was wondering what your route was?? for the week along the coast? where did you start and stop?

    11.13.12
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