There’s life outside Istanbul

July 30, 2009 Comments disabled ,

When you think of Turkey what do you think? Istanbul? Or maybe holidays on the Mediterranean coast?

Kocaeli Daily Photo brings photos and stories from Kocaeli, a part of Turkey which we usually don’t hear much about. From the site:

Province of northwest Turkey, bordered to the north by the Black Sea, to the southwest by the Sea of Marmara and to the west by Istanbul. Area 3986 sq.km; Population about 1.4 million. Izmit is the central city of Kocaeli.

As you’ll see from the photos, there is plenty of life there: fishing and industry as well as people cooling off in the waterfall and enjoying the summer in other ways. Expanded roads shows another side of Turkey’s growth story.

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Lucy (Liz) Chatburn
Lucy is English and first ventured out of the UK she was 19. Since then she has lived in 4 different countries and tried to see as much of the world as possible. She loves learning languages, learning about different cultures and hearing different points of view.
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