Cut the Kitsch is hitting the road!
After a nearly sleepless night on a bus from Madrid to Barcelona, I’m fleeing the Iberian Peninsula via El Prat Airport.
My first stop: 4 days exploring a city that straddles two continents. My itinerary is quite lax. Except to say, I’ll be treating myself to a Turkish bath, hopping on a ferry to enter Asia, and visiting this beautiful mosque (among others). My friend tells me, the city’s call to pray is one of the most magical things to hear. If you didn’t already guess it, I’m off to Istanbul!
Second: This destination is a testament to the diversity of Planet Earth. My first thought, how did this come to exist? Second, when can I visit? I’ll let this photo series explain. I’ll be looking into hot air balloon prices. In the meantime, I’ve already booked my bed in a cave. Where is it? Cappadocia.
Third: Before I begin work in Fethiye, I’ll be making a proper beach holiday in Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, also called the Turkish Riviera. I’ve found a hostel that offers huts and a direct view of the sea. I can hear Tom Haverford (or Aziz Ansari) from Parks and Recreation singing, Treat yo self. The small fishing town, called Kas, is still quite small, but now it’s more famous for its yacht tours. Surprised? I intend to don flippers and a snorkel.
Lastly: I’ll be working in Fethiye for 6 weeks. Through Workaway.info (a vagabond’s best secret), I’ve secured a work exchange at a photography and design agency. In exchange for 5 days of work a week, I’ll receive free room and board! Did I mention I really like photography?
Afterward, I’ll be hopping on a ferry to the Greek islands, specifically Crete. For a month I’ll be working to increase international appeal for a yoga retreat center. But more about that later!
Curious? Follow this blog, I intend to update regularly! I’m already envisioning a post about fighting the chaos in Istanbul’s grand bazaars and exploring Istanbul’s “other” islands.
Photo credits: Both were taken by me in Morocco. The first was shot at sunrise in the Sahara. The second was shot in Marrakesh in a preserved Moorish palace.
From a fellow travel addict