Day Trippin': The Princes' Islands

We're T-minus eight days from Turkey takeoff and haven't even begun to really plan.  However, we know that on one of the days we'll be jumping onto a very frigid hour-long ferry ride to the Princes' Islands -- a polyglot paradise where the sultan's crew sent their spurned lovers to exile and no one drives cars.  It's like the sexiest looking-version of Amish country -- which is completely wrong to say -- but completely right for a day trip.


  1. Jessica says:

    ooo I am just so insanely jealous of your trip. I have always wanted to go to Turkey, have an amazing adventure!

  2. Happy travels!! I am insanely jealous too...can't wait to hear all about it. And see yours/Porter's photos of the trip.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Don't go on Saturday or Sundays. The ferry will be full of noisy riffraff (mostly Kurds) going to picnic en masse on the islands.

  4. Lucinda says:

    I'm so envious of your trip, please post lots of pictures when you return!

  5. you guys are going to have the best time. i can't wait to hear all about it.

  6. How on earth was I there for a week and a half and yet still missed this?!!

  7. What will you wear for a day trip on the Princes' Islands?!?

  8. Anonymous says:

    What will you wear for a day trip on the Princes' Islands?!?

    I'de suggest something as inconspicuous as possible. Don't forget, it may be the Princes' Islands, but it's still the Middle East and foreigners--in particular Yanks-- are not popular there.

  9. As far as our gear -- Port will be mostly wearing architecture-inspired tailored frocks, while I'll likely be in skit suits (long skirts) with belts...and hopefully a hat! I may bring some linen for effect in photos despite how unseasonal it will be in real life.

  10. AlwaysMe says:

    How exciting! I will be traveling vicariously through you.

  11. i can't wait to see the photographs! i love scott's question and i love your answer ; ) ... have a fantastic holiday/adventure!