Heaven, also known as Brac Island

23rd August – 27th August

Brac Island, Croatia. This place was, in my opinion, absolutely perfect. The water was so crystal clear and bright blue. I just wanted to swim in it all day.
Brac Island, Croatia. This place was, in my opinion, absolutely perfect. The water was so crystal clear and bright blue. I just wanted to swim in it all day.

Brac Island, is one very lovely place.  After meeting Dash in Split and spending the night there, we caught the ferry across to the island for a few nights.  And I am so glad we did.  Split, in my opinion, is a bit, well, shit.  Just big, dirty, smelly and trashy.  Brac Island, on the other hand, is a gorgeous island with crystal clear blue waters and quaint little towns.

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Ruins ruins ruins.. our last stop in Turkey.

28th July – 30th July

Our final stop in Turkey was Kusadasi.  Kusadasi itself I did not find as nice as other places we had been.  It is just a big port with lots of cruise ships, a bit dirty and busy.  But the main reason we came was to visit Ephesus.. a large area of ancient roman ruins.  So we jumped on a local dolmus (bus) and made our way to see the incredible ruins (along with a swarm of Chinese tourists).

Kusadasi, Turkey. From our guesthouse roof terrace you had a view over the rooftops of the surrounding area.
Kusadasi, Turkey. From our guesthouse roof terrace you had a view over the rooftops of the surrounding area.  I really liked the mish mash look of all of the tacky roofs.

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Turkey!! Big city experience in Istanbul

12th July – 15th July

Istanbul, Turkey. The sunsets here were beautiful. The sun a giant brilliant red, and the sky a gradient of magnificent orange.
Istanbul, Turkey. The sunsets here were beautiful. The sun a giant brilliant red, and the sky a gradient of magnificent orange.

Whilst the UK is great, it was time to get out and go somewhere different.  I was keen for a different atmosphere, food, currency and language.   Continue reading Turkey!! Big city experience in Istanbul