Road trips are a great way to get out and experience, see and of course, photograph roadside Turkey.

All you have to do is get in your car (rent one if you don’t have one), fuel up (important in Turkey as you can go many kilometers without seeing a garage if you get off the beaten track – something I do regularly), have an idea of your route, and go.

It’s a great way to get a collection of photographs with very little planning and preparation.

Here are some of the images from a Fethiye Times road trip.

Autumn colours

“How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and colour are their last days” – John Burroughs

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Morning mist

“Mist in the morning is Earth’s morning breath” – Nanette L Avery

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Tlos shrouded in early morning mist
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Tlos shrouded in early morning mist

Scenery

“There’s a lot of optimism in changing scenery, in seeing what’s down the road”- Conor Oberst
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First snow on Akdağ

Historical sites

“Monuments are a glimpse of our past” – Anon

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Tlos- one of the oldest cities of Lycia
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The tombs were built on a mountain so that ancient angels could reach the dead.
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Tlos with a view across the Xanthos valley

Of course one of the great things about road trips is you can take a route that let’s you visit friends. The route took me past Tangala Bee Farm where Cem, Buket and a group of volunteeers were picking olives

Olives

“The olive tree is surely the richest gift of Heaven”- Thomas Jefferson

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Tangala Farm
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Olive harvest at Tangala Farm in Bağlıağaç
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Did you know that green and black olives come from the same tree?
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Olive harvest at Tangala Farm in Bağlıağaç

Beekeeping

“The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunlight” – Thoreau

Cem also keeps bees and provides the honey that is available to purchase from Tangala Goat Farm.

Arı okulu (Bee School) is a new project for Cem which is all about learning from bees.

If you are interested in beekeeping, we will bring you more information in the coming months.

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Bee hives at Tangala Farm
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Bee hive at Tangala Farm
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Beekeeping suit
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This Sun Hive is the first of it’s kind in Turkey and ideal for Urban beekeeping
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Busy bees 

Nar suyu (Pomegranate juice)

“Sweetness overwhelms like the pleasant pop of a pomegranate seed.” – Allison Rose

There’s nothing better than a glass of freshly squeezed pomegranate juice when it’s time for a break.

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Nar – fresh from the tree
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It doesn’t get any fresher than this

One last stop

One last stop at Yeşil’s Kelebek Ev to enjoy coffee and some of Maryanne’s delicious home made cake – and what a view.

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Yeşil’s Kelebek Ev
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A pool with a view
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What a view!

Route

Here’s where our roadtrip took us and a wonderful day it was too…

2 COMMENTS

  1. Recently drove Via Şelcuk to Çeşme Dıdım and home,
    Second recent trip via Burdur, Afyonkarahisar, Kütahya, Iznik and Lake. Sea of Marmara. Next Erğerli Black Sea coast, Devrek, south via Ankara to Akşehir, Ergirdir, Antalya and home.
    Fabulous scenery, off main roads, mountains, mists, autumnal colours – magical. Over 2500 kilometres

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