“Every hundred feet … the world changes.” – Robert Bolañobuyukada-dock-turkey-islands-mulims-buddha-drinks-fanta-0360buyukada-island-fishing-net-travel-buddha-drinks-fantabuyukada-ferry-turkey-islands-fishing-buddha-drinks-fanta-0199buyukada-dock-turkey-islands-mulims-buddha-drinks-fanta-0542buyukada-island-istanbul-turkey-scarf-buddha-drinks-fantabuyukada-island-istanbul-lunch-buddha-drinks-fantabuyukada-dock-turkey-islands-food-buddha-drinks-fanta-0560If you want to get to Buyukada Island, in the Princes Island chain just an hour ferry from Istanbul, it’s easy. And cheaper than you might expect. We took the recommendations of this blogger on multiple occasions during our trip. Don’t pay full tourist fare from your hotel desk. Simply get to the correct dock and hop on the right boat. Take a swimsuit for Buyukada, where you can take a dip, and plan to spend an entire day boating between the other islands, which are also worth a visit. There are no cars on the Princes, and your mode of transport is either your feet, a bike or a horse drawn carriage. Romance anyone?

Jenny Adams is a freelance travel writer, author and photographer. She currently contributes to a number of publications, including National Geographic Traveler, Hemispheres, American Way and Imbibe. She's the former Bar Columnist for the Miami Herald, the current Copy Editor at Robb Vices and is also wrestling a half-written novel, set in New Orleans. Jenny's got an knack for getting lost, an addiction to full-fat cream cheese, and a deep and abiding love for every Water Buffalo she's ever seen. Her bookshelf is mainly Tom Robbins, her favorite word is 'visceral,' and you can find out more about her at www.jennyadamsfreelance.com.

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