After our Mediterranean boat voyage it took us three days before we were able to comfortably hold down our meals and the earth stopped swaying. We made our way to a touristy part of southern Turkey to find a comfortable bed to lay low until we stopped feeling sick. After two days of hotel buffets and TV nature shows we were ready to start walking on the elusive Lycian Way.
We walked along a paved road for an hour until the road became a trail and we gained enough altitude to look down to the town where we had stayed. The sky was full of paragliders floating in circles above the city and we watched them land on the beach. The trail was beautiful and we spent the day impressed by the views of the sea, islands and bays. We spent the first night at a friendly place in a little cabin. The next day was even more impressive and the views improved. We ate lunch at a little spot where they grilled our food to order and we ate overlooking a small inlet where deep blue and turquoise waters crashed over the rocks. We swam in an amazing cove while the tide came in and started making plans for returning to Turkey with a fresh visa sometime later to walk the entirety of the Lycian Way, a five-week walk (anyone want to join us?). That night we slept in the small village of Kabak, nestled between mountains and overlooking a beach only accessible by foot. We hear the Lycian Way only gets more and more amazing the farther you walk and that barely seems possible.
We then returned to Izmir and continued to fill tires for a few more days. Our earthship days have come to an end. We left Izmir yesterday and spent the entire day on a bus back to the only city on this planet that spans two continents. We will hang out in Istanbul for the next week or so and then it is onward to Bulgaria! We will let you in on our plans in the next Fodenvensel episode.