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Jul 23, 2013

Kusadasi, Turkey

On day 7 of our Mediterranean cruise, we pulled into a misty, foggy dock in Kusadasi, Turkey. After spending the previous 2 days exploring Istanbul in 80 degree, sunshiny weather, it was a bit of a disappointment to sail into Kusadasi with less than desirable weather conditions. In fact, it was a disappointment to have ANY rain on a glorious Mediterranean cruise in the first place, but that seemed to be a theme of our entire sailing (ironically enough). We had a full day before us...touring around the ancient city of Ephesus just a short drive from Kusadasi...and we weren't going to let the weather ruin our day! Truth is, if we waited around for a dry day in Europe, we might never see a thing. So, D and I slipped on our raincoats, grabbed our umbrellas, and made the best of our short time in Turkey, rain be darned! Today, I just thought I'd share the few photos I have of the port in Kusadasi. We really didn't get to wander around this bustling seaside town, but I imagine, had it been less rainy, we would have found a spot to lounge and enjoy the Turkish sunshine. Maybe next time?

Linking up with Bonnie & Belinda for Travel Tuesdays!


  1. I like trying to say Kusadasi, it seems fun to say. :) Shame about the weather, but I do love your port photographs as you can see the coast line with all the tiny buildings in the background. You will have to return again and see it in sunshine. :) Thank you for linking up with us today for #TravelTuesday!

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  3. I can't decide if exploring Ephesus in rainy weather would have been better, OR "100+ degrees, not a cloud in the sky" kind of weather that we had while there. It was so dang hot, ha!

    Love these photos though... can't wait to see your photos from Ephesus... we were in awe of that place, walking around on ground from Bible times!

  4. Sorry about the weather. :( Total bummer.

    ~Ashley (A Cute Angle)


  5. Your pictures are awesome. My dad was stationed in Turkey when I was in high school. We took a 7 churches tour once. Can't wait to see your pictures!

  6. Oh wow, the cruise you're on sounds amazing! I'd love to explore Turkey, it's definitely up there on my list, the photos you've taken look amazing!


  7. Wow, this sounds like a great cruise! I have always wanted to visit Turkey, and these pictures have me sold!
    - Rachel @ With Love, Rachel

  8. Good that you didn't let the weather spoil a day out exploring.......what a bloody awesome cruise the photos make one wish they were there

    1. Thank you, Jo-Anne! We try hard not to let rain spoil our fun...especially since it rains so much in Europe!

  9. Even with the rainy weather this place looks amazing and it's great you still made the most of it :)
    Just popping over from the Travel Tuesday link

    Laura x

  10. Wow! Everything is so close together -it appears that way at least! Looks super nice though! Have fun!

  11. Casey -- I've been loving your posts this summer about your cruise! I look forward to reading them everyday! I know you might tire of posting about the same trip for awhile, but just know that there is at least one reader out there that LOVES it! I've definitely put this on my bucket list for someday. Thanks for sharing and I look forward to each of your posts, but just know I'm loving these recaps too! :)

  12. Kusadasi was one of my favorites! I have a leather jacket I bought from there and I love it!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  13. The photograps are very nice. Thanks for sharing. Kusadasi trip is a wonderful trip.It is a nice place to spend our free time.
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  14. Some of the photographs remembers the reeyodijenrio , Brazil.And the photographs shows the real beauty of turkey. Kusadasi day trips

  15. Turkey is a very good tourism place in asia country. It is a best place to visit.

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