bodrum

Week 8

Bodrum

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.

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In history it is called Halikarnassus but now it is known as Bodrum. It’s got quite a history and ancient ruins can be found around but now I think people go there for the water and nightlife.

Bodrum

Not really a backpacker place judging from the prices of shops and food but we got by. And even earned some beautiful smiles.

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Walking along the marina is also nice.

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There are so many evil eye accessories if you’re a fan of that.

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Backgammon (aka tavla) is quite a popular game in Turkey especially to these sailors passing up time.

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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.