Turkey is Delicious
Our departure date from Kalymnos crept up on us. We were having such a good time there and when the time to leave finally came we considered hanging out for a few more weeks. In the end we got on the ferry to Turkey and were glad we did.
We arrived in Bodrum in the evening and walked along the waterfront looking for our couchsurfing host’s house. Bodrum is a huge beach destination with cafés and clubs everywhere. But it’s December and everything is deserted. We like having the place to ourselves; it’s one of the beauties of off-peak season traveling.
We pass by many bakeries with delicious looking cakes and cookies in the windows and we can’t wait to try them. It’s so nice being in a country that has a good bread culture. It makes meals of bread and cheese so much better.
We stay in Bodrum for a couple days to check out the fort and enjoy some sun. Bodrum boasts having the largest club in world with a 4,000 person capacity. It seems kind of ridiculous to me that anyone would pay to for it, but I suppose it’s popular for a reason.
Getting around Turkey you usually take buses. They are reasonably priced and pretty comfortable. We took one bus that had personal TV screens at every seat. I sit down and start scanning the channels and see James Bond. Sweet! I put on the head phones and it’s dubbed in Turkish. Turns out everything is in Turkish. Oh well.
One nice thing about the busses is the drink and food service you get. You hop on the bus and a guy walks down the aisle with a drink cart and gives you tea and coffee. On the longer buses they give you sandwiches as well, but those are not that exciting.
All in all Turkey has been awesome. The food is really amazing. I personally love big meat eating cultures and Turkey does not disappoint. Everything comes off the grill or is prepared in a wood stove and gets your mouth watering upon opening a menu.
The best part of all is the sweets. The cookies, Turkish delight, and baklava are so good we’re ready to break the budget so we can get some everyday. We’ve only been here for a week and we’re already wishing we had more time. We can’t wait for Istanbul to try the milk and honey.