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Kuşadası, Turkey Kuşadası photo gallery 2 of 14
Local anglers on the causeway to Guvercin Ada (Pigeon Island), Kusadasi, Turkey at My Favourite Planet
Locals fishing on the causeway to Güvercin Ada (Dove or Pigeon Island).
The Genoese fortress on Güvercin Ada is currently closed for renovation.
See Museum Boom part 1 at The Cheshire Cat Blog.

You can still walk along the causeway and around the foot of the fortress.
 
Over the last decade Kuşadası has grown and changed considerably. As elsewhere in Turkey, there has been a building boom here, as ever more houses, hotels, restaurants and shops spring up to cater for the growing number of tourists. Continuous inflation has also pushed prices up to a par with European Union countries. In many tourist resorts grocery shops, cafes and restaurants can be even more expensive than in Europe. Prices for public transport and items such as clothing are still relatively cheap.

The economic upturn here has also affected the lifstyles and tastes of local people. Turkey is demographically very young, and the young people definitely favour the American-style smart-casual wear which is becoming universal. And, of course, everybody now has a mobile phone.

The photo above, taken in 2004, highlights yet another change. Back then many of the anglers fishing on Turkey's coasts and rivers used simple handheld lines to catch their supper or make a little extra income. These days just about everybody uses a modern high-tech rod (see Istanbul essentials part 1 and Ionian spring part 1 at The Cheshire Cat Blog).
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Some of the information and photos in this guide to Kuşadası
originally appeared in 2004 on davidjohnberlin.de.
 
See also
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photo essays about Turkey:

Istanbul Essentials part 1

Istanbul Essentials part 2

Istanbul Essentials part 3
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Ionian Spring part 1

Ionian Spring part 2

Ionian Spring part 3
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