Princes’ Islands

Travel, sleep, repeat – we came back from Ankara, took some rest and next morning headed to Princes’ Islands (known as Adalar in Turkish). More than an hour on the ferry, beautiful views, Turkish girls singing and dancing onboard, guys selling some kitchen equipment and 0.50 lira (less than 20 eurocents?) – doesn’t take much to get to islands. Princes’ Islands belong to Istanbul Province and are very popular among both Turkish people and foreign tourists. There no cars allowed so there are many horses to help get around and of course bikes. The houses are really beautiful, many flowers and green areas. For me not a place to live but definitely to visit (not once).

We chose the biggest island of the archipelago and after short lunch rented bicykles to go around. It was hot (very hot!) and sunny day, which didn’t help for cycling up and down the hills but made the views even more stunning. We stopped for a few times to take a break (and a breath) and take some pictures. I guess I will be back to do the same but walking instead of cycling so I can stop for more views on the way. Here are some pictures taken on that sunny Saturday. Did I mention how much I love being here?

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Not all of the homeless cats are poor here ๐Ÿ˜‰

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