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Posted on Jul 8, 2014

One High-Class Sweet Ferry Ride Out of Istanbul, Eastern European Road Trip, Turkey

One High-Class Sweet Ferry Ride Out of Istanbul, Eastern European Road Trip, Turkey

One High-Class Sweet Ferry Ride Out of Istanbul, Eastern European Road Trip, Turkey

So we had to decide the route for our 8 hour ride (which we were sure would take us ten hours+) from Istanbul to Ayvalik, Turkiye. Knowing full well that no amount of chocolate or technology would make this route smooth, we got creative when we found out there was this one little choice. Either drive the entire time or change it up a bit with a nice little ferry ride in between. Genius!

Drive. Ferry. Drive. LOVE It! And so, we thought it would just be a nice little distraction, but it turned out to be nice, nice. Nice, nice as in seagulls swarming the boat as passengers laugh and chit chat, throwing crackers and bread crumbs to them. [The fact that this changes their ecological food chain still did not diminish the atmosphere of total gaiety all the same]. Nice, nice as in super fancy little restaurant and rest area including coin-operated massage chair. Nice, nice as in our kids did not whine or fight once the entire long car ride day, which is more like ‘miraculous’ than ‘nice’ but greatly honored and appreciated either way.

So, sweet ferry ride pictures and videos, loves. Enjoy

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Been on any sweet ferry rides loves? Had one of those loooooong days in the car that you were sure would be dreadful with the kids which turned out heavenly? Listening to any new songs these days? I’m into Trumpets by Jason somethin-or-other though I don’t like the cheapness in which the woman is portrayed nor do I appreciate the lyrics, so I just stick to the music, which is great. I know! I know! I just like the tune. 

The Road trip begins with Basketball and Getting out of Istanbul and How Cool The Open Road Can Be [awesome video!] if you’ve like to follow the entire road tripping part of things. And the Turkey experience starts with Murder turned Love Affair, and goes onto The Mother of all Videos.


We have nothing but the deepest appreciation for for their generous contribution to our Eastern European Road Trip. Should you need a rental car, their competitive comparative site may help you save some money and get the car that will suit your family’s needs. WE LOVE THEM! Thank you!


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Insanely unorthodox, embarrassingly honest, and on her path towards spiritual awareness, Gabi Klaf blogs about her family’s ups and downs in their now third year of non-stop budget world travel. This family of five has lived with an indigenous tribe in the jungles of Ecuador, hitchhiked throughout the world, danced with drunk Vietnamese at weddings, and hiked the entire Annapurna Circuit trek with a documentary film crew in tow. Gabi writes about the untold sides of family travel life, those moments that take your breath away, adventures and mishaps while globetrotting, and how bits of her soul remain in this small town and off the side of that river. She is a guitar-stumming, energy-healing, ADHD wind-loving scaredy cat. Hugely romantic, tantalizingly sweet, and hysterically funny, Gabi Klaf represents a rare Rubik’s Cube of family world adventure.



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