We have just got home from a short stay in Ayvalık. Despite our recent ‘discovery’ of Datça, Ayvalık remains one of our favourite haunts for a quick gettaway. On this occasion we stayed in a very charming hotel on Cunda (Alibey) island. Which is not, actually, quite an island, being connected to the mainland by a bridge and a causeway.
Our hotel was on a cobbled street (yes, we did get the bike up and down it safely) surrounded by beautiful stone houses in various states of renovation.
We did look, very seriously, at moving to Ayvalık. It is a wonderful place with loads of advantages and, in the end, we decided on Selçuk. We think we made the right decision, but we do like to visit Ayvalık from time to time – to eat fish, drink beer and wander round the wonderful market.
And now we’ve found we left the little bag with the mouse, camera leads and phone charger etc. at the hotel… At least we cannot find it. This is not a habit we need to get into.