amy goes to marmaris, turkey, part three!

Hey guys! I'm back with part three of four of my two week trip to Marmaris, Turkey! 
Again, this is pretty photo-heavy, but I hope y'all enjoy it - you might want to check out part one and part two first if you're new here (don't forget to say hi!).


One thing that I found out pretty quickly from where we were staying is that the Turkish can be very friendly when they want you to buy something. My family and I would walk down by the beachside of an evening to find somewhere to eat (ideally with local eaters), where we would constantly hear "hello family you look very nice" and "what a nice camera, please take a photo of me" and "you must be very nice and hungry". Friendly? Yes. Irritating? Also yes.
Whenever I went into a small shop to buy some shoes, one of the Turkish shop people would wait on me hand and foot.. literally. They would unlace my boots, find a pair of shoes that I "might like" and actually put them on for me, doing them up and everything. It was crazy, yet a pretty good idea - it is tres hard to say no to a pair of shoes when you have them laced up tight against your ankles.


- Icmeler - Icmeler beachside - cafe art - side walk - pastel drawing - shopping side - Turkish delight - rainbow pastel - beach view - sunbathers - chilli - beach walk - cliffside - boating it - anchor - Turkish statue - water cliff - cliff shine - Mediterranean - ocean blue - salted glasses -


The best part of my time in Marmaris, as I mentioned in my last post, was riding on a small sailboat across the city waters. The sun beating down on the pale exterior, salt water splashing our faces, a cool breeze whipping our hair... it was just so awesome. Although the transport was slow, the breathtaking views really made up for it. 
I even thought that I had gotten a bit of a tan, but when the Turkish waiters and shop assistants would compare their skin colour to mine (laughing..), I looked like a stick of chalk. However, a few weeks later, back in London, I was showing off my 'tan' when one of my friend's retorted, "Yeah, you don't look quite so blue!" so yes, I did get a, by my standards, pretty decent tan!



- aquamarine - boat rest - floating cliff - glasses salt - mall - is it going to rain? - overly fashionable model - blueport - who knows - darkside - pier - Banksy? - tree mark - melon truck - old woman marketing - Turkish fruit - Turkish fruit - we'll never know what this is - 


The hotel that we were staying at, High Life, was an awesome little place, and the staff were very... friendly: there was Phillis, who would hug us and kiss us whenever we met, slobbering us in sweat; Cobra, who others thought could be a bit rude, and would keep asking me what my problem was; Addy, who seemed way too young to be working 20 hours a day; Tony, the chef, as Turkish as could be. They tolerated us tourists well, even when I would stop to take photos of anything and everything. 



- Marmaris walk - bike side - bottle top collector - bluebay dancers - lightening robot - Latina dancers - Michael Jackson tribute - Marmaris side - reception - hotel interior - gallery - art - "share a coke with... Bitanem" - Turkish wild flower - school  statue - Turkish bus - crossing - riverside -


There was a hotel a few streets down from High Life called Blue Bay, and they would have nightly entertainment. My family and I went own there a few times, only to be confronted with Latin dancers, bellydancers, a Michael Jackson tribute act and LED dancing robots. It sounds cheesy, but... well, okay yes it was super cheesy. Even so, the atmosphere was awesome, and I took hundreds upon hundreds of photos of the bright colours and fast paced dancers. They had a small entrance lobby with a water fountain and what looked like marble models, and by the middle side of it all was a lifesized marble horse statue. Guys, it was fantastic.
However, although my time in Marmaris was mostly positive, from my experience I found that the Turkish sellers could quite happily edit the prices of their products, meaning that you can easily get conned. For example, I went to a small store to buy a few things, where they overcharged me by 20tl. I went back the next day to buy another pair of earrings, where the same seller, not realising he'd served me yesterday, charged me triple the price! It was pretty surreal, as I've never been conned, but apparently it's a common thing - if any of you guys go to Turkey, be sure to double check the prices.



- moped lane - riverside - boatside - Marmaris - walk - ocean blue  - Turkish statue - outlook - seaside view - cottage - raspberry sorbet - people seem to be a lot nicer when they want you to buy something - sailors - sunset - stunning peach stone - Marmaris walk - stray cat - Turkish postbox -

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Have a good day, y'all!

58 comments:

  1. *Virtual claps* Every time you astonish me with your amazing photography skills. I find that if you have nice staff at hotel you're staying in, it makes your trip that wee bit more enjoyable and I'm glad you did! Can't wait to see the final installment in this series of post!

    Lucy @ My little life

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    1. Aw aw aw thank you c: And yeah, it totally makes the whole experience better :3

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  3. BEAUTIFUL, I'd love to go here with my beloved fora wonderful vacation ^____^

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  4. Yet more fantastic photos - everything is so colourful and it's nice to see Turkey through your eyes and the things that stood out to you! :) Have a lovely weekend!

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  5. Okay, let me just say that your photography is AMAZING. It's all so colorful and vibrant! :)
    Oh, and I saw your picture on the sidebar. You are gorgeous!

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    1. Aw thank you thank you :3 And I'm not, but thanks aha c:

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  6. love all of your pic!

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  7. that are amazing shots, these collection reminds me on summer, fun and happiness!
    thx for sharing

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    1. That's awesome! And take me back to Summer, eh? ^_^

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  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love the photos looks like you had a fun time!

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  9. Man, charging you more for the same earrings? What a rip off. But it sounds like you had fun on your trip. :) great photos!

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    1. Ugh, I know right? And it was good, thanks (:

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  10. wow.. these are beautiful! would love to go to turkey someday <3

    love, agnes
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    1. You totally should if you get the chance :3

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  11. Amazing pics
    Kisses
    Maggie D.
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  12. Dear God, I need your instagram because CAMERA SKILLS. This all looks so beautiful!

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    1. I actually only Instagrammed one or two of these aha >_< xD

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  14. All your photos are so lovely! It was a bit like that in Tunisia, when them being overly friendly and wanting to buy something. This one guy came and sat with us and drink a coffee with us and then tried to walk us back to his shop. That was awkward!

    Corinne x
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    1. That's hilarious! I'd love to go to Tunisia, I've heard that it's a great place to visit, right?

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  15. More beautiful pictures! You're spoiling me :)

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    Chione XX

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  16. Sounds like beautiful and friendly customer service! The food and the sights look amazing...like the robots and the wall art!

    I've always wanted to go to Turkey, looks like you had a really fantastic time.

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  17. Why can't I go to Turkey????!! Lovely pictures!


    XOXO,

    Janette

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  19. gorgeous pics, love this city
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  20. Now I'm even more willing to visit this beautiful land!
    Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose by Valeria Arizzi

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  21. amazing! hope you had fun!

    x
    Nicol

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  22. Lovely photos! And I hate it when sales people are too friendly, like, I would like to shop in peace please. But yes, they can be very persuasive. Haha. :)

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  23. Amazing place and photos!!!
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  24. "overly fashionable model" made me laugh!

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