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  • Day100

    100 days Transeurope

    September 6, 2020 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    It's been 100 days now, since we started our "Covid-postponed Americas Substitute Trip" how one of our warmshowers host once called our bike tour now.
    We had a short day to Ayvalik where we were going to stay. In Akcay, we stopped for breakfast at the beach, before flying to Ayvalik with strong tailwinds from Eastern directions. This time, we didn't mind the highway as we could go really fast on the smooth surface.
    We liked Ayvalik straight away. It's a good sized town with an old center with tiny streets, markets and stone houses. The harbour is also nice with all the bars and restaurants. It's touristy, but in a good way, mainly Turks and in Corona year only half of the normal amount.
    Tara, an American lady immigrated to Turkey some 30 years ago, welcomed us in her home. She loves animals and has a dog and 9 cats. We spent the afternoon exploring the old town and taking a ferry to the peninsula Cunda which was also really cool. At night, we cooked dinner while Tara introduced us to some good Turkish wines.
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  • Day101

    Party boat trip

    September 7, 2020 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    To fully enjoy the Turkish coast, we went on a boat trip around the bays and islands of Ayvalik today. We wanted to go on a small boat, but the few ones going out were booked for private groups. So we ended up on a really big one, not particular what we like. The good thing was that there were maybe 45 people on the boat that usually has a capacity for about 300. Meaning we could basically run around and chose and change seats whenever we wanted. The tour itself was better than expected. We stopped at 4 different islands for swimming and they served an all-you-eat fish, pasta and salad lunch which was actually very yummy. All of this cost less than 10€, so we definitely can't complain! The only real downside was crazily loud techno music. For some reason, the dj thought it was a party boat which none of the passengers thought...
    We spent the evening having dinner in Tara's yard again and also enjoyed some interesting discussions about basically anything.
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  • Day4

    Rakı Balık Ayvalık

    September 11, 2020 in Turkey ⋅ 🌙 25 °C

    Jetzt ist es dann soweit, kein Gedanke ans abnehmen. Heute Abend gibt's von allen genügend, auch der Rakı darf nicht fehlen.
    Nicht um sonst heißt es, R B A.
    Direkt am Meer bei einem schönen Sonnenuntergang, einfach super.Read more

  • Day3


    October 5, 2020 in Turkey ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    2 gün boyunca Ayvalık ve Cundayı gezdik. İkimiz de çok sevdik. Çıkarken İmren ve güler talimhanesinden kurabiye aldık

You might also know this place by the following names:

Ayvalık, Ayvalik, ایوالق, Айвалык