Izmir Photo Diary || Summer 2018


Well hello there, it’s been a while since I last posted on my blog; 3 months to be precise!! That is a long time of not posting, however at the beginning of July I went on a 2 month vacation to Turkey which meant I didn’t really have time to post content on here, but I was active on my Instagram so you can follow me through HERE to see my holiday posts! I spent majority of my time in Izmir throughout that 2 months, which meant I had all the time to explore Izmir thoroughly. I took LOADS of photos obviously whilst in Izmir so I thought I’d share them on here as a little travel diary of what I got up to. One last thing, I did go on a travel tour again this year and I will do a big blog post all about that soon too, as there’s loads of photos and info to share about that!

Me and my cousin went on a day trip to Çeşme/Alaçatı and Seferihisar in July to explore those areas as we haven’t been to Seferihisar before. I’ve visited Çeşme and Alaçatı before couple times so I knew those areas already, but Seferihisar was beautiful and I’d love to visit it again.

We’ve had many evening trips to Bostanlı to watch the sunset and have dinner and desserts at a restaurant. I could definitely say I saw the most amazing sunsets this year in Izmir!

We visited Ayvalik with my family and cousins for 5 days for a beach getaway and it was the best! We all got to chill out, sunbathe, get an amazing tan (!!!) and soak up the sea and sun. I’m already missing the beach days and not having anything to do all day other than just sitting by the beach and reading!

Alsancak was one of my favourite places to visit again and again whilst in Izmir to have a wonder around, spot of shopping and to have lunch! The sunset looks incredible there as well.

This is one of my favourite pictures I took whilst in Izmir, as it just sums up Izmir in a nutshell and the clock tower is one of Izmir’s significant areas.

Asansör was one of the places I wanted to visit so bad this summer as you get to see the whole of Izmir from above and the view is just incredible.

And lastly, this was from my last night in Izmir. We went to Alsancak for dinner and walked by the Kordon to Konak, to get the ferry from there and the Konak Pier just looked beautiful at night with the lights reflecting onto the ocean.

Hope you enjoyed reading this blog post and having a glimpse at my summer vacation photos. Comment down below one thing you got up to during this summer!

Ayse Merve! x


51 responses to “Izmir Photo Diary || Summer 2018”

  1. bethemilydann says:

    Your travel photography is absolutely insane – everywhere you’ve been looks incredible!xx

  2. lauren says:

    Sounds like a great time! You took some amazing photos! I am also IN LOVE with your layout and how you formatted the pictures in this post – it’s very unique!

    xx Lauren

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  4. LOVE THIS SO MUCH!! I just adore your editing style!! and my favorite thing this summer was visiting Rome 🙂

    Emina x

  5. Sakina says:

    You’ve inspired me to want to try sharing some of my travel pictures too at some point! ☺️ I loved your photography!!! Would love to visit Turkey someday! (:

    One thing I got up to over the summer was have a baby, lol! So that was a huge change ^-^

  6. Nina Louise says:

    I love this post! Your photography is gorgeous, I love the editing on it! I went to Spain a couple of weeks ago and I already miss it!

  7. Your photos are fantastic and scream of wanderlust! Alaçati looks so cute and instagrammable! You must have had such a fantastic holiday!

  8. These pictures looks SO beautiful! You’re so talented <3

  9. Your photography is incredible and it looks like you had the most amazing time too!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

  10. It looks like you had a great time and I love your photos and how they’re taken.

    Sarah x

  11. Eve Morgan says:

    It looks like you had an amazing trip! The clock tower in Izmir is really beautiful. The format of this blog post is so different, but it’s really cool.

    Eve | http://www.evemorganinteriors.com

  12. lifeofshar says:

    2 months in Turkey! I bet that was amazing. Seferihisar looks stunning. I LOVE that outfit, the yellow/orange floral dress, so pretty. The orange colours of the sunset in Bostanlı too! WOW. I bet the picture do not do it justice. Spending 5 days on the beach sounds like a dream come true! Konak Pier does look stunning. The sea really does look so pretty at night, it is always so dark and mysterious. Great post, I love the way you have set it out! xx

  13. glowsteady says:

    A two month trip sounds absolutely amazing right now! I went to Izmir once when I was about 13 but I can hardly remember it now. Your photos are all so incredible! My summer has been… er… nonexistent. I’m doing a winter trip this year so summer has been spent at home 💔 x


  14. Bexa says:

    I remember reading your blog a few months ago before your trip to Turkey, so it’s lovely to catch up and see your stunning photos! The sunset does look gorgeous, it’s such a beautiful place. Thank you for much for sharing your adventures and so glad you had a wonderful time <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

  15. sophhearts says:

    Ooh I’ve been keeping up with your Instagram all Summer and your posts have been making me so jealous, it looks like you had such an amazing time. These photos are stunning!

    Soph – https://sophhearts.com x

  16. Oh wow so many beautiful photos xx

  17. This is so beautiful! Had to stop myself from saying ‘wow’ at every photo. I can imagine you had an amazing time and indulged in delicious food! Turkey is one of my favourite countries. So much natural beauty! Istanbul is definitely in my top favourite cities.

    Thanks for posting this! Got to find out about some great hotspots!

    Kara x

  18. A two month vacation sounds like a DREAM! Loved this post and the way you edit your photos xx
    Morgan // http://www.justmorgs.com

  19. I really love your photos and the places you went look so beautiful i wish i had more time to explore turkey!

  20. justnatonya says:

    O wow it looks so beautiful in Izmir! I really like the layout of your travel photos, so nostalgic 🤗. Thanks for sharing this with us. For me, I got to try new local restaurants, which was pretty exciting this summer😋

    Natonya | https://www.justnatonya.wordpress.com

  21. justabeex says:

    Love this post! I’v always wanted to visit Turkey ❤️

  22. Ashley says:

    This is a great post, and your photos are stunning!

  23. Rasya says:

    Your photos are beautiful! I only managed to visit Hokkaido in summer because my holiday was short.

  24. terriheckley says:

    I’ve been loving your travel snaps on Instagram, they’re so beautiful! x

  25. CarlyTamara says:

    Izmir looks like such a lovely place, I know quite a few people who are from there. Your photos are beautiful!

    Carly xx // http://www.prettystyleofliving.wordpress.com

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