lauantai 27. syyskuuta 2014

Boating Bodrum

A boat tour is an essential part of Bodrum holidays.

Our boat is the second from the right.

Ach ja, in the background the Bodrum Castle.

 These panorama pics are funny!

First stop ahead.

That island actually looked pretty empty. Baths? Where?

Let's check Wikipedia:

In the Middle Ages the island, which the Greeks know under the name of Arkos, 
was taken over by the Knights of St. John Hospitaller, 
who also occupied Bodrum. It was conquered by the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century. 
In 1919 it was occupied by the Italians. 
The 1932 Convention between Italy and Turkey assigned it to Turkey.

Another interesting question:
were is the black island (Kara Ada) situated?
Google map shows it as satellite version.

Where is it in the map version ...?

Whatever, water in those bays around is really beautiful.

No sandy beaches here, just jump!

Some guys did great jumps from the 4 meters boat side. 

Jump before the pirates catch you!

Scary, isn't it!

Local cats couldn't care less.

No wonder we did not get on land ... wild boars?


Hi, thin fish!

On a honeymoon, maybe?

How cool is this then!

Nice sceneries.

This is the world famous outdoor club.

The club’s unique atmosphere, its columns and majestic staircases 
facing the blue waters of the Aegean and St. Peter’s Castle 
have impressed generations of clubbers. 
Our incredible dancers and Halikarnas’s special dance shows 
have all become trademarks of the club. 
Great music, quality service, timeless innovation and unique hospitality 
have meant that Halikarnas has always been considered 
one of the best night clubs in the world.

Barack's pipeline!

Cosy Gündoğan.

torstai 25. syyskuuta 2014

Bodrum so special


Bodrum, special yes, but this tiny holiday town
Gündoğan is not bad either.

Beach next to the mini mosque.

Public beach.

The market day in Gündoğan is Wednesday.

Fascinating colors.

Colors again.

My sis bought a pair of these shoes in Yalikavak,
there the market day is Thursday.

Headless shopping.

Seen on the way back home.

This as well, fallen date.

Fallen from here.

Yalilkavak market. 

Fiori di zucchine.
Know these from Tuscany.

Well well well, let's see if and when these postcards arrive.
Not to speak of those which I deposited in the mailbox in Gündogan.

Obligatory visit to the castle of Bodrum.

Haman ladies.

Great views over Bodrum, both sides.

Goodies for all garden freaks, too.

Told you, great views.

Tomorrow we'll be on the water as well,
boat trip to the islands.

One of those famous ship wracks.

Golden lady holding two gazelles. 

Just a garden pic.

Cactus farm ... noooo ....

Bodrum was called Halikarnassos in those older days.

(Ancient Greek: Ἁλικαρνᾱσσός Halikarnassós
 or Ἀλικαρνασσός Alikarnassós; Turkish:Halikarnas) 
was an ancient Carian City at the site of modern Bodrum in Turkey.
 It was located in southwest Caria on a picturesque, advantageous site on the Ceramic Gulf. 

keskiviikko 24. syyskuuta 2014

Gündoğan games


Turkish street side art.

In Finland they might call it ITE-art.
Self made.

Cool gardians.

Very nice!

Yalıkavak town seen from the top of the mountain.
Palmarina port is kind of a little cousin
of the Palm Island in Dubai.

NO, we did not stay in this empty billionaires' club.

We prefer the cosy Gündoğan area 
with home made food.

View over Gündoğan.

Road side tourist offerings.

They also sell beautiful old doors
and other ancient stuff.

Turkish pizza, yes, one portion.

Finns are everywhere, here THE bird as towel clip.

Gündoğan beach side restaurant.

With live music!
The the violinist on the right ...!

Gündoğan promenade,
to see and to be seen.