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Akyaka

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3 travelers at this place:

  • Day5

    Family of friends

    July 2, 2017 in Turkey ⋅ 🌙 27 °C

    Yenal is that guy - he stands out because of his candid talk, his natural joie-de-vivre and his (usually) respectful insolence.
    Tonight dinner with him and his girlfriend (and mother of his son), Fanny (great name!). As always, many bottles of wine, starters, main courses and desserts. And as always a truly fantastic evening.
    I shall recognize his ability to remaim himself in all situations, setups.
    Yenal is a cool guy.

    P.S.: They did not expect the photo - hence their "wtf" faces ;)
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  • Day6

    That one time I needed to sleep

    July 3, 2017 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 35 °C

    Some improvised couple started a marathon in the room next door. At 3am. When the crescendo ended I had 4 hours left of sleep as I had to finish some work early this morning.
    Motivation wasn't peaking at 8am.
    Sleep deprivation and heat made me go selfie-berzerk mode, see below ;)
    Hopefully wind is good today - yesterday it started off strong but dropped quite early.Read more

  • Day8

    The turtle and the drunk

    July 5, 2017 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 36 °C

    Met this guy on my way to the kitebeach today. There are so many turtles here actually. Small and big ones. Sometimes you feel something hitting your board when you ride but you don't see anything - ninja turtle!

    Wind was strong from the beginning - 19 knots and more - but I am getting increasingly tired everyday and progress has slown down now.

    Luckily I come back in a few weeks ;)

    Yenal is leaving today so we celebrate by having a few beers. Next level drunk kiteboarding to come!
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  • Day11

    Last but not last

    July 8, 2017 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 34 °C

    It's a strange feeling. Today is the last day in Turkey but there is none of this melancholic "I will miss this place".
    Maybe because I will be back in less than 3 weeks.
    Maybe because after 10 straight windy days my body screams for some rest.
    Maybe because after being away from my Zurich place for 3 months I embrace the fact of returning home.

    All this to say, a last day without any sad thought is a ****ing good last day.
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  • Day2

    Why swim in the sea?

    June 29, 2017 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 39 °C

    So much chlore in the sea! Nothing beats a cold beer in the pool. I am very satisfied with myself as I managed not to overdo it today - even landed that backroll with a nice side grab once, but wind not so good overall yet...

  • Day3

    Up goes the mercure

    June 30, 2017 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 36 °C

    Feel the heat! Its barely breakfast time and it must be already at least 35°. Apparently the expert forecasters here say there is a high likelihood of no wind at all - but I choose not to believe them, much more convenient that way.

  • Day4

    Harnass the power of the wind

    July 1, 2017 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 43 °C

    Don't trust the weather forecasts, don't trust the local "experts". Wind is blowing hard and my hands are hurting already. Should I go for one more session?
    So far only managed 4 meter jumps, really need to learn to go higher. Maybe later?

  • Day4

    Beef's back!

    July 1, 2017 in Turkey ⋅ 🌙 26 °C

    Nothing like a tasty beef filet to keep your spirits high. My neighbour from Zurich just arrived so I took him obviously to my favorite restaurant.
    He is again not over his ex-girlfriend... (this is a recurrent event). I provided him with very precious advice - not sure he will follow it.
    As last resort there is the Saturday night's party at the 22, that should help him get better.Read more

  • Day5

    Mercury falling.

    July 2, 2017 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 38 °C

    Just realized I missed the pun with the "Mercury Rising" earlier in the week when temperatures where high as hell.
    We are now in the acceptable daily range of 35°-25°. If the temperatures from 2 days ago were representative of the weather in Dubai I do not think I will ever go there.
    Quick plug for my friends at the kiteshop in Zurich with a picture of their branded wetbags ;)
    Off to kitebeach!
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  • Day6

    Calm before the storm (hopefully)

    July 3, 2017 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 39 °C

    Wind faded away. After showing strenght early in the day he left stranded kiteboarders on the beach.
    There is something powerfull about this place - the long water corridor which leads to the mediterranean sea reminds us how insignificant we are as individuals.
    Actually I am bored and hope the wind is just staging his comeback.Read more

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