Guest Post by: Uncle Spike’s Adventures
As a keen follower of Ms Jessica on her adventures of all things Turquoise, I thought it high time to show off a few of our beaches and coastline to add to the many beautiful scenes we are seeing on her blog – so here is my brief tour of Turquoise Turkey…
These are all simple shots I have taken personally over the years, and all of these I have selected are from the western coasts of Turkey; so that means either the Aegean Sea or the Mediterranean Sea. So I think we’ll just head down from north to south…
First up are a couple of shots from the province of Balıkesir, which is near the top left hand corner of the Asian part of Turkey, next to Çanakkale in fact (you may well have heard of that one).
South of Aydın, is the coastal province of Muğla, and home to many beaches and the beautiful Datça peninsula. But first we have Gökova, a small resort with no large hotels, but a few gems of beaches around that area.
And from there we head out on to the Datça peninsula. You have to pass through the mass tourism destination of Marmaris, but beyond that, the peninsula is mountainous and narrow. Eventually you reach Datça town, and then you are into beach country for sure…
So there you have it, a whistle-stop tour down the western coast of my home country, Turkey. Want to know more, just ask… or pop along to Uncle pike’s Adventures, where you’ll often find photos and travel related posts. Thanks to Jessica for inviting me to say ‘hello’ on her great blog, Turquoise Compass.
About Uncle Spike from Uncle Spike’s Adventures
Uncle Spike as he is known online, is a man of many trades; currently, he is living in turquoise Turkey working as a fruit farmer and proof-reader for academic articles. His anecdotes, photography, and stories caught my attention from the beginning. I started following Uncle Spike shortly after starting Turquoise Compass. As an extensive traveller (he has traveled for 35 years!), a turquoise lover, and someone who lives life to the fullest, there is no wonder how we found each other in this fabulous travel blogging community.