So, I’m now in Kusadasi, Turkey after my short stay in Bodrum. The difference between the two is really no that much different, at least from what I can tell, and I’ve only been here for about two hours. There is one difference though, and I don’t think it’s something that is quantifiable, and that is, I love it here. It’s somewhat like Anatalya with it’s charm, but it’s a little more touristy. The complete opposite of Bodrum, all touristy and no charm.
The bus ride here was about 2 hours and when I got here the sun was going down, so after I checked into my hotel I decided to go for a walk. The hotel is on a hill right in the middle of a neighborhood, or so it seems, I walked out about 2 blocks and I was in the middle of a marketplace, or bazaar. There were people everywhere wandering through the shops, eating, and basically just having fun. I don’t know why this place feels so comfortable and Bodrum didn’t. I ate dinner overlooking the harbor as the setting sun disappeared below the horizon. I tell you it was just perfect. After that I wandered for a little bit taking some pictures and seeing some of the sights. I’ll have to explore tomorrow when it’s light out if I really want to see what it looks like, but for now this place is great.
I’ve been in Kusadasi for two nights and tomorrow morning I head out for Bulgaria, Varna, Bulgaria to be more accurate. The bus leave at seven in the morning and first stops in Istanbul where I change buses and then on to Varna, the whole trip will take about twenty hours. After two nights there, I’m planning on going to Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, and after that, probably Romania, though I’m not sure of the exact timings right now.