Posts tagged ‘Gulet’

We Could Get Used to the Gulet Life

Our “Legendary Turkey” trip has taken us to some fine hotels in some great cities—Istanbul, Izmir, and Antalya—but we also enjoyed four nights on a yacht just off Turkey’s southern coast.

The coastline is along the Mediterranean and is sometimes called the Turkish Riviera; it’s also known as the Turquoise Coast, and you can see why in these photos.

So after two nights based in Izmir, which is on the western (Aegean) coast, we drove south to the seaside town of Göcek, where we got on board a handmade wooden yacht called a gulet (pronounced “ghoul-ett”). Actually our Penn State group was split across two gulets, since there were too many of us to fit on one.

The gulets are designed to be (more…)

May 11, 2011 at 11:28 pm Leave a comment

The Pancake Boat

I mentioned the other day that vendors have constantly been trying to sell us stuff, even when we were on the gulet yachts off the southern Turkish coast. One boat that made our mouths water a bit was the pancake boat.

As you can see in the photo above, it’s a two-person operation: The man rows the boat while the woman cooks the pancakes.

They’re actually more like crepes than pancakes, and they come in a variety of flavors, including versions with Nutella, bananas, lemon and sugar, and so on. We did not buy any, alas—we had just eaten breakfast on board the gulet and didn’t want to offend the crew (who make a great breakfast). But I sure was tempted.

You can see in the photo at left that the woman has a grill on board—and even a sink.

Tina Hay, editor

May 11, 2011 at 9:31 am 1 comment

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