G stands for Gocek

Gocek in Turkey.

 is a lovely little village on the edge of a yachting marina . The bay is surrounded by verdant forests that run right down to the water. It's hard to imagine so much greenery in such a hot country.


The village with the mosque in the centre


The Turkish cuisine. 

 


Pide Turkish type Pizza with fragrant minced lambAssorted Mezzes usually eaten as a light meal or appetizer.



 


A local lady preparing Pide which is a Turkish pizza with finely minced lamb and fragrant herbs and spices, simple and so delicious.


A market stall selling fragrant herbs and spices, I always used to stock up when visiting.


The beautiful ceramics, many hand painted and glazed.

Whenever I think of Turkey I think of colour and fragrant smells, I have many dishes and bowls that I 've collected over the years.

This holiday was primarily a 'chill out' holiday as we both had been working very hard, me in a busy stockbroking office and Ian as a Senior Account Executive for a national tele- communications company.

 We spent our time tootling around the village markets and dining on the wonderful  Turkish cuisine.

 

Gocek Islands.

Traditional Turkish Gulets.

 


 We took a cruise around the Gulf of Gocek   stopping from time to time to swim in the turquoise waters. We sunbathed on the deck, chatted to the other guest and had a delicious lunch of mezzes, grilled fish and local white wine.

A wonderful day out.

Turkey is a country forever etched in my heart I shall never forget all the wonderful holidays we've had there.

My gratitude to the glamorous Denise for devising ABCW also to Roger our genial administrator for his gigantic efforts in keeping us on our toes!

 


Comments

  1. Oh boy, first I visited Greece via ABC and now I'm visiting Turkey. I would love to visit both places. The food looks amazing!

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  2. Turkey is in my bucket list, even though I've seen one part of it.

    My ABC WEDNESDAY

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  3. It sounds and looks like a perfect place for chill out time :-)

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  4. I actually heard of that town. Someone must have written about it at some point.

    ROG, ABCW

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  5. |Oh, this sounds like a fabulous holiday. Thanks for sharing all your adventures - just lovely!

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  6. Hi Ellen, thanks for stopping by and your comments.
    The food is amazing, maybe because, so many other countries have either invaded or traded there, they have left a taste of their particular cuisine.
    This is the good thing about ABCW, I too have enjoyed visiting all over the US and Canada, the Far East and Europe.

    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  7. Photo Cache: I do hope you get to visit Turkey one day, it is a country of so many diversities and full of wonderful Photo opportunities,
    Best wishes,
    Di,
    ABCW team.

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  8. Cherry Pie, good to hear from you again.
    Turkey has so many facets and 'chill out' is certainly one of them.
    We had one or two beach holidays then started to go further afield to discover it's history and amazing culture,
    You'd love it Cherrie, particularly the photo opportunities at the ancient sites.
    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  9. Roger I think you may be right, it maybe a lady who travels a lot. I can't remember her name, she's American, I'll check it out.

    Best wishes,
    Di, x
    ABCW team,

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  10. Hildred,
    Hello, good to hear from you again and thanks for your kind comments.
    Visiting Turkey really is an adventure, I wish I could return but my health is not good enough to do all that travelling.
    Never mind, I still have all the wonderful memories.
    Best wishes,
    Di,
    ABCW team.

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  11. Beautiful shots of the place.

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  12. Hi Rajesh, thanks for stopping by and your comments, I have to tell you the shots are amazing and so realistic but I scoured the internet to put this together,
    The times when we visited Turkey our snapshots were mainly taken with a pre digital camera but I have a drawer full of matching gorgeous shots along with the negatives.
    I think there may be a way to transfer negatives on to a PC but I'm not sure how to do it?

    best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  13. Thank you for showing all those beautiful places ( beginning with G ) in Turkey.
    You certainly had a wonderful holiday!
    Wil, ABCW

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  14. Hi Wil,
    I'm so pleased you liked the images of Gocek, and it really is as lovely as it looks.
    The sea really is turquoise blue and swimming in it was amazing.
    The Gulet trips were wonderful too, so relaxing.

    best wishes.
    love Di.xxx
    ABCW team.

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  15. Until I read your post, I have not associated forests, islands, and brilliant colors with Turkey. It's time for me to explore more. Thank you for the nudge.

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  16. Ann nz :
    hello Ann thanks for stopping by and your comment.
    Yes the markets in Turkey and other eastern places are very colourful. I also love the food markets in France for the array of beautiful fruit and vegetables together with every imaginable flavour of cheese.
    best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  17. Su-sieee,
    Thanks for stopping by
    and your comments.
    Turkey is a country of many faces, the central parts can be a bit dry and dusty but all along the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts it has various mountain ranges and forests providing a dramatic verdant backdrop.
    Also there are lots of small islands dotted along the coastline, in the gorgeous turquoise waters.
    I'm glad it's captured your interest.
    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  18. I have been 3 times in Turkey, 2 roundtrips and one week stay in Istabmbul ! It's such a beautiful country !

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  19. Gattina,
    I can't tell you how delighted I am that you share my love of Turkey.
    I've written before that we've been to many places, off the beaten track, in Turkey, but not too far East, because of the political unrest, which has been a tinderbox for as long as I can remember.
    My greatest regret is not being able to visit Istanbul, we had a trip organised to go there then it was cancelled because of terrorist activity.. a few bombs had already gone off, so it just put us off after that.
    Now I'm just not fit enough to travel too far without medical insurance, so we either travel the UK, or maybe another of my favourite countries, France.... we'll see ....

    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  20. Wonderful to visit places I'll never get to visit...thanks for sharing♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/grandly-glorious/

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  21. Lmkazmierczak:
    Hello,
    Thank you for stopping by and your kind comments.
    This the joy of ABCW.
    Thanks to Denise, who devised it and Roger for doing a lot of work in the administration of it.
    We can visit so many wonderful countries (from our armchairs) and even better, make new friends. too.

    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  22. Wow! The food sounds delicious, the ceramics are marvelous, and the sights are wondrous. Thanks for sharing these shots of Turkey, a place I haven't seen much of. Blessings!

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  23. I want to go there right now...it sounds wonderful. I love to see travel photos as I cannot travel ever. I think seeing someone's personal photos is much better than a tv show as it shows what it is actually like there. I hope you can continue to show more of your travels. cheers Nora

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  24. I love the colous of the ceramics in the market. The water is also so clear. Must be wonderful to boat where you can see so far down. - Margy

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  25. Turkish food is among my favourite. I eat it in restaurants here but it is never half as good as it is in Turkey!

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