heybeliada island, turkey
well, i may be back home...but the turkey posts will probably still keep coming for awhile. because that's what happens when you take hundreds+hundreds of pictures of a beautiful country. bear with me, mes amis.
on one of our glorious days off, krista and i took an hour long ferry ride (for a whopping $2!) out to heybeliada island. heybeliada, the second largest island of the princes' islands, can apparently be translated as "saddlebag island". luckily for us (and you my dear blog readers) the island turned out to be much prettier than the name suggests.
the island has a cute little tourist centre, filled with shops & restaurants & a gorgeous waterfront. a stroll along the water took us into a bit more of a run down area of town, which still had a certain charm. we also walked to the national park and saw heaps of families have huge barbecues by the water. that's my kind of weekend activity.