WHAT TO SEE IN YALOVA...

My oldest friend, Kamy, was kind enough to lend me her best friend, Sarah, while we were in Turkey. Sarah is on a Fulbright scholarship in Yalova/is amazing and hosted us for two nights.  

To get Yalova, we took a ferry from Yenikapi.  The ferry itself was a cool experience. Waiting for two hours in the ferry station was less cool.  There were a lot of locals on the ferry AKA cute babies and people asking us where we were from. 

We had a full day in Yalova.  Sarah invited friends over for a "traditional breakfast," and it was very very delicious.  Seek out a place that serves a traditional Turkish breakfast if you aren't lucky enough to have Sarah invite you over.

  YALOBA, TURKEY - M.QUIGLEY

YALOBA, TURKEY - M.QUIGLEY

In the afternoon we got tea and coffee at a cafe. We walked around by the water.  It was a cloudy day, but we didn't mind.  We shopped (even though our backpacks were plenty full).   

  YALOBA, TURKEY - M.QUIGLEY

YALOBA, TURKEY - M.QUIGLEY

Easily one of the best things we were introduced to in Yalova was pide (basically Turkish pizza).  I probably had pide eight times while in Turkey.  I would give anything for pide right now, and I ain't even hungry. 

  Yaloba, TURKEY - M.QUIGLEY

Yaloba, TURKEY - M.QUIGLEY

Ferrying back to Istanbul we were welcomed by Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque through the fog.  

 Istanbul, turkey - m.quigley

Istanbul, turkey - m.quigley

Yalova is great to compare slow Turkish life to the hustle and bustle of Istanbul. 

HAPPY GALLIVANTING!

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