Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Pub in Izmir

Merhaba ! Yesterday night, Babaanne came to our home and cooked dinner and ate together.


She cooked cold CacΔ±k ( yogurt soup ) and ( yeşil fasulye ) green beans.πŸ’˜ While we were eating, she told me how adorable my husband was. We enjoyed bit early dinner at porch.


Tonight, with his cousins, we went to pub near beach. That pub had live music. Singers were performing on stage. I and husband ordered beer and enjoyed having time with cousins' friends.

They said in Turkey, depends on each city, attitude towards drinking alcohol is different. In one city, if someone sees you drinking outside, you will get shot, they said. I can see by myself, Izmir is more open to drinking alcohol outside. People enjoying nightlife at bars. 






Monday, 26 June 2017

This year it will be different

Merhaba ! Today we woke up early and went to beach. Water was so clear enough to see under the sea. Surface of water was reflecting sunlight an shining.





While my husband was fishing ( again ), I was reading a book. His mother Looked for English book and sent it for me. πŸ’ I read almost half of this book. It consists of 20 different short stories and every story has astonish ending. Once you start reading, you can't stop reading. This novel is good for taking time in vacation.




Sunday, 25 June 2017

Bayram

Merhaba ! Today was Bayram. Bayram is the day for cerebrating end of fasting. People have to visit elderly people especially relatives and neighbours. We also went to see his babaanne, aunt, uncle, neighbours and more. Bayram will last 2 more days so we will visit more relatives.   



Yesterday night, We bought rose wine and drunk wine at beach. We brought some small candles and sat near beach. In dark place, we could only hear waves and our voices and we could only feel our holding hands. Such a starry night.  


My husband was fishing and I was watching his back. He couldn't fish any fishes last night. But that was beautiful night.

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Night Life in Izmir

Merhaba ! Here in Izmir, apart from beach, fishing and swimming, night bazaar is also choice to enjoy your holiday. Before night comes, night bazaar district is so quiet but when night comes, that district comes alive. You can see various kinds of shops on the street including foods, clothes and crafts. My husband bought me blues agates and handmade necklace. I have small collections of agates in my home.  



Also, Izmir is one of most "Freedom of religion" cities in Turkey. Everyone knows Turkey is Muslim country. But of course there is small percentage of people who are deist or atheist. Especially, in Izmir, unlike other cities in Turkey, people have more western way of thinking. It's common here drinking alcohol at beach. But in other cities, except for bars, night clubs and restaurants, I can't imagine what will happen if someone drinks alcohol on street.  





We also enjoyed drinking alcohol at home. In Turkey, except for bars, night clubs and restaurants, alcohol is only available before 10pm. It's illegal after 10 pm if shops sell alcohol to customers. Living in different culture sometimes makes me surprise but it's also interesting to know cultural difference.

Friday, 23 June 2017

Fishing

Merhaba ! Today as we planned yesterday, we went fishing. 🐟 Fortunately, his parents love fishing, they had various things for fishing. We carried everything by bicycles. πŸš΅πŸ’«



Couple days ago, we went to fishing store to buy bait. This time we bought shell bait. My husband cut shell into small pieces.


 These are his secret weapons. I'm not familiar with these fishing tools, but I can see they are for different fishes.




My husband fished 2 fishes today. Still fishes are small. According to local people here, soon fishing season will begin. I should get used to touch fishes and bait.


Thursday, 22 June 2017

TeşekkΓΌr ederim πŸ’«

Merhaba ! In this morning, we got lots of presents from his parents. They sent us lots of things for summer vacation. They are pink shoes, olive cream, lipstick, two books and couple clothes. I am really appreciated his parents.


Also, they sent us another big package. Inside of package was full with snacks. πŸ’š


Since, supermarket is far from this home, it was so hard to going shopping. For a while, we don't need to go shopping ! πŸ’ž Γ‡ok TeşekkΓΌr ederim πŸ’•


Tomorrow, we are planning to go fishing. πŸŸπŸ‹πŸŠπŸ‘πŸ πŸ¬



Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Knick Knack store

Merhaba ! Today we went to centre to buy daily commodities. While we were walking on street, we found one Knick Knack Store. Inside of store had variety of products including my favourite blue eyes. Each costs 2 TL ( 0.6 USD ). The yellow moon thing is plastic wine cork. It was 1.5 TL ( 0.4 USD ).



After shopping, we went to Migros ( supermarket ). In Migros, I bought strawberry donut. ❤


Soon, Ramadan will end.( Ramadan is 9th month of Islamic calendar. During Ramadan month, Muslims have to fast. Every year, month is changing according to Islamic calendar. ) After Ramadan finishes, people will gather together and celebrate Bayram. In Ramadan month, even you are not Muslim, it's better to show respect to other Muslims. Until the Sun goes down, they can't eat and drink. Cafes and restaurants are open for non- Muslims. But on street, you shouldn't eat and drink.