After around 3 hours of bus ride from Kusadasi where my friend Nancy and I came from, we arrive in Bodrum. The streets are getting narrower and the houses are distinctly painted white. I’m still in Turkey I know it as we passed by a doner shop but it feels different.
We came to a stop in a traffic light, a gray convertible pulls up beside the bus. I watch the passengers for two seconds and it is then that it settles to me I’m in a place where the rich Turkish go for their pleasure and fun.
The Aegean coast shows up after then. But I could say nothing cause when I see something new, only my eyes move for a while.
Not really a backpacker place judging from the prices of shops and food but we got by. And even earned some beautiful smiles.
Walking along the marina is also nice. With the abundance of fish in the waters, one would simply be tempted to get a depth finder and venture into the depths of the waters to explore all the sealife that’d be in store for them.
There are so many evil eye accessories if you’re a fan of that.
Backgammon (aka tavla) is quite a popular game in Turkey especially to these sailors passing up time.
In my opinion if pressed for time, Bodrum can be missed. But it’s always nice to see how Turkey can be both European and Asian and I think Bodrum can be that.