We really couldn’t go past the ghost town of Kayakoy in Turkey for the Weekly Photo Challenge . This was an Anatolian village inhabited by approximately 2000 Greeks, who abandoned the village in 1923 to return to Greece. Kayakoy is about 8 km out of Fethiye.
So our excitement to go to Africa has been stunted by nothing other than us. Due to a multitude of reasons and factors, we have decided to postpone this trip and instead venture elsewhere. It was a toss up between several countries and Turkey has beat the rest.
However, about two days after locking it in, the riots began in Turkey. Oh no! We do know a few people who know people who are over there travelling now. Hopefully by September, it is calmer. Well, it has to be okay, everything is locked in and paid for. According to smarttraveller.gov at present it is stating “Exercise a high degree of caution” – which was what Peru was on when we were there. Guess it is comforting that its not on “Reconsider your need to travel”. We’ll just have to wait and see how it all unravels.
All the same, we are very excited. Our itinerary is looking like this: