Out & About : Balıkesir Province

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Wednesday 01 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

In one of the northernmost provinces in mainland Asian Türkiye, you’ll find the Province of Balıkesir in the Marmara region. In geographical terms, it’s southwest across the Sea of Marmara from Istanbul, and the next province to the east of Çanakkale.

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Much of the land is pretty flat up there; well, in comparison to our part of the world a full days drive south of there, down in the West Taurus mountains. We came across hectares of sunflower fields, but the beaches and coastal areas were interesting too, and easy to find the odd deserted spot, albeit often fairly windswept.

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We’d escaped from family observance duties for the day, and drove around at our own free will. We went all over the place too; just exploring – always the best type of adventures I reckon, wherever you are visiting in the world.

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How about this hideaway?

This tiny place was pretty much on its own! We thought about squatting there to see if anyone missed us. Doubt we’d have lasted long – Turkish families are not famed for relaxed attitudes on “Yeah sure, see ya in a few days…” 🙂

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6 thoughts on “Out & About : Balıkesir Province

  1. backtobodrum says:

    Despite having Balıkesir written on my identity card for 31 years , I know very little about the province. Thanks for enlightening me.

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  2. The color of the water is really beautiful. Lovely pics!

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  4. dayphoto says:

    You gave me a chuckle: Turkish families are not famed for relaxed attitudes!

    Linda
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