We spent a few days in Barış’s hometown Adana with his parents after one week in Çıralı. During our stay there we visited my uncle who was staying at his summer house at Mersin, which is a one-hour drive from Adana. We used to visit Mersin every summer in my childhood. On the road, while listening to Turkish pop music from 90’s, I thought about all those good days we spent with my cousins there. As soon as we arrived at their place, I remembered every single detail like it was yesterday.
We spent the afternoon with my uncle and his wife, eating delicious food they had prepared for us. Then we took a walk on the shore, which is a special place for caretta carettas since they leave their eggs there. That beach is also very special because there are some sea daffodils there which are becoming extinct lately.
We couldn’t spend a long time in Adana and Mersin, but it was so great to visit family and relatives. It took me back to my childhood which I very much miss.