amy goes to marmaris, turkey, part one!

A few weeks ago I went with my family to a small city in Turkey called Marmaris. I was super hyped to finally go, despite being incredibly anxious about the language barrier. See, my family and I have only gone to Spanish speaking countries due to that being where my parents met yada yada yada, so to venture further out of our dialect was pretty odd. However, I was so excited to fly over to Asia, and as it turns out it really didn't disappoint. Turkey is such a beautiful country, and I'm so glad that I finally got a chance to go.

 I took thousands upon thousands of photos in Marmaris - I couldn't help but try to capture every beautiful thing I came across! Apologies for the longish photo post, but there's another three to come your way, so if I can do anything to make them a little more bearable for you then please let me know :)


-English breakfast - salad - English breakfast - salad (notice a pattern?) -
I lived on sea bass and salad out in Marmaris, with an English breakfast (ironic?) almost every morning. It may not sound like much, but as we were staying by the sea the seafood was, as to be expected, top notch. I highly recommend trying sea bass too if you haven't - I may not be a good vegetarian but I sure know what good seafood tastes like.


- saying goodbye to my dog (had to throw this one in!) - Gatwick airport - m&m guy - flight from England - airport grounds - full moon - Turkish hotel welcoming cat (strays everywhere) - mountain view - sunset over Marmaris - city life - beach walk - Turkish restaurant - ocean view - city skyline - palm tree outline - 


- my mom - me - my dad -
The photo above was taken at the Turkish Baths and holy asdfghjkl it was amazing. We went into a steam room, had massages, cold-bowled water splashed all over us and had face masks applied (where the guy looked at a spot in the middle of my forehead, went 'hm', then punched it with his forefinger AND OW). It was pretty amazing, and I'm so so so glad we did it as I felt incredibly revitalized afterwards. If any of you guys ever have the chance, I strongly recommend that you do it - you will not regret it.


- BBQ menu - Addy's bike - mother - beach walk - square - Turkish statue - harbour - shopping centre - Turkish shops - "I like your camera!" - moonlit ocean - walk to High Life - greenery - hotel flowers - Turkish flowers - beach view - glass of light - "take my photo?" - tree ribbons - blue sky - shopping walk -


- out for dinner - plane outfit - Etiler - out for dinner (the skirt was a lot shorter than I expected meaning that before I left I pulled the waist band down to my hip so that it was actually more of a skirt, rather than the belt that it looks like in this) -
One of the first things that I noticed about Turkey was just how beautiful everyone was. I felt so out of place with my snow white skin and blue eyes - everyone had golden skin with chocolatey brown eyes, super camel-long eyelashes and thick dark hair. It did nothing for my self-esteem, but it has to be said that the Turkish are probably the most genetically attractive race I have ever come across. Jealousy maxed out.

    

- castle walk - side street - moped frame - Suleyman's castle - antique pots - floorwalk - such tourists - cannonball and aim - castle view - mountainous background - stair stonework - beautiful white buildings - palm tree paradise - shoot guard - blue view - stunning palm tree orientated buildings - brightness - castle grounds - tubular view - mother leaning over castle wall - Turkish statue - Marmaris view - stone walk - city - taking it all in -


The weather in Marmaris averaged at about 45 degrees celsius each day, which was CRAZY compared to England's high 10. Apparently it reached 55 degrees at the height of one day, which is absolutely insane. The extremely hot weather actually meant that I broke out in spots which sucked at the time, but when I got back to England they cleared away and my skin was super smooth (win!).


- castle 360 - antique hook - palm tree surroundings - LED lit vases - antique bowl - view - Turkish flag - Turkish stones - flowering summer - unspawned raspberry - star statue - shopper's view - shopper's walk - jewelry stand - Turkish statue - fire station - view from High Life - Turkish plant - beach walk - 'taksi's - Marmaris floor view -

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 Have a good day guys!

57 comments:

  1. Wow Amy! It looks so beautiful. Your photography skills are amazing. Captured every single detail. Can't wait for the next 2 posts!

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    1. Awh, thank you so much! That's so sweet c:

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  2. Wow! your pictures are a-m-a-z-i-n-g. Sounds like you had a blast, now I need to go there.
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    1. Thanks :3 And if you ever have a chance to go then you totally should!

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  4. THIS IS SO AMAZING AND BEAUTIFUL PICTURES AND OMG I AM MILDLY JEALOUS. x) Hehe. I've been to China, for a month, a few years ago and I absolutely loved just experiencing the totally different culture. But Turkey? Oh I would love to go there. It looks so awesome!!

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    1. Ooh what part of China did you go to? I would LOVE to go there sometime! And ahaha thank you, the collage-y thing took me hours xD

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  5. I adore traveling. I haven't visited Turkey yet, but I'd be down to check out the Turkish baths! :] // itsCarmen.com ☼ ☯

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  6. Such a gorgeous blog post! It has made me want to go to Turkey so much haha :)
    I'm so jealous of your photography skills, definitely following!

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  7. The dog is very cool!

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  8. I love Turkey, and Turkish food! Wonderful and colorful pictures!

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    1. Oh my the food was divine!
      And thank you :3

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  9. I would love to visit turkey! Those pictures are amazing !! <3

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    1. If you ever get the chance then you totally should!

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  11. awesome pic!
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  12. Nice post. :) You took great photos.Turkey seems an awesome country visit, would love to go there sometime. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. It looks like you had an amazing time! Seriously, those pictures are making me want to be there so bad!
    The food sure looks good...

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  14. How beautiful, and it looks like fun! Have you tried the shrimps there? How is it?

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  19. Such a nice and colorful post! Yes, I don't have GFC, but you can follow me back on Bloglovin.
    Really liking your overall color and layout for the blog, very pleasing to the eyes.

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  20. I don't in the slightest blame you for taking loads of photos whilst there, what an incredibly beautiful place! Impossibly beautiful! Your scenery photography is particularly lovely and the photo of you throwing cold water on your parents is so much fun haha :) Thanks for stopping by my blog, I don't actually use GFC although I'd love for us to stay connected on Bloglovin' if you're interested?! :)

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    1. Awh, that's so sweet :3 And sure, what's your Bloglovin?

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  21. Turkey! It looks like you had a great time!
    I love all your photos, and those palm trees..wow! Everything looks beautiful, and the food looks yum! :)
    I'm sorry, I never did reply to your last comment on my blog, completely slipped my mind! Ha ha I don't have a Followers gadget on my blog because the last time I tried it I found out that it wasn't working...so to be a follower you have to go to your Blogger Dashboard and add my blog from there. I just followed you through GFC :) xx

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  22. Gorgeous! Sounds like you had a great trip, though 45 degrees sounds like a nightmare ... yikes!

    I love your photos, especially the second-last lot, so much pretty stonework! :) My favourite, though, is the sunset and the Coca-cola machine from the first lot. Stunning photography. YOU HAVE SKILLS.

    Also you're so tall and pretty!!!! It's so strange seeing pictures of bloggers you've not properly seen before O.o Not how I pictured you!

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    1. Aw aw aw aw thank you c:
      "you're so tall and pretty... not how I pictured you"... thanks xD

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    2. YIKES THAT'S NOT WHAT I MEANT PLEASE BELIEVE ME!!! I just didn't imagine you as a tall person. *not* that I imagined you not being pretty HONEST ~sweats frantically~

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  24. Oh wow, thanks so much for sharing all of these pictures! I've never been to another country-I have a small (ok huge) terror of planes and flying :P

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    1. Awh dude I'm sorry about that :c but that's real interesting - have you any idea where the fear came from?

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  25. WOW! Your photography skills are really, really, really good! You have captured the mix of both Asian and European culture with your photos. It made me want to visit Turkey and try their food.

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