Pit stop: Cos

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Much to our dismay, the ferry to Turkey from Rhodes was full on the day we were ready to leave and the next ferry didn’t  leave for another 5 days. Since we had already spent a week in Rhodes, we decided to hop over to another island instead of waiting. And thus we arrived in Cos, a small island on the way to Turkey. We had no idea where we were staying or headed, but as we got off the ferry, an old woman on a scooter approached us almost immediately. She offered a cheap room and we followed her scooter, her cape flapping in the wind. It was hilarious. We were so close to Turkey that we could see the Turkish coast, and there were some Turkish influences around us (we had a coffee break in a Turkish café). Being our 3rd Greek island, we didn’t really see anything new and stayed in a dumpy hotel. We stayed just one night (thus the short post) and got on a ferry out to Bodrum, Turkey the next day. It always works out in the end. Goodbye cat-loving nation.

* Julia

Turkey posts start tomorrow! 

Yes this nice man is feeding a herd of street cats. 
 "Filter coffee"-- The filter sits on top of your cup and you pour water in, cover with lid, and wait. 


  1. I have just stumbled across your blog and I am so inspired. You are literally living my dream. I dream of traveling in the world and would love to one day do exactly what you are doing! I went to Greece and Turkey last August, and went to many of the places you are posting right now! it's kind of deja vu! I can't wait to keep reading your blog and adding ideas to places I would like to someday see! xo

  2. It's so cool how you guys just hop around without a full proof plan :) I'm so jealous. You probably see so many hidden beauties this way <3

  3. you got to spend time with a cos cat gang. how hip of you!

  4. i have always wanted to go to turkey and, living in germany, it would totally be feasible. i've had girl-friends who have gone and reported back to me that they loved it but felt unsafe or a little too stared-at occasionally and that it would have been perfect if they had been with a boy...therefore, i've always said, "when i'm married, someday, my husband and i are going to turkey".....can't wait to see your pics from there!

  5. oh my gosh so many cute lovable kitties. I would go crazy despite the possibility of picking some fleas from them.

  6. The cats in Greece were actually very clean. People pet them and feed them and clearly adore them. It was in Croatia where the cats looked filthy and we saw several dead kittens laying in the streets. So awful.

    Jenni, someone warned me about guys in Istanbul pinching girls' behinds on the metro, but I never had any negative experiences. Everyone was very nice. Of course I was with a macho manly husband. :)