We Thrived in Ruins and Looked for Mermaids on the Aegean Sea, Part 1

A Turkish summer of fantastical exploits and healing camaraderie

23-year-old Gentry Bronson standing shirtless in boots and shorts on the Aegean coastline of Turkey near Fethiye
Photo of the author by Daniel Forato

When I was 23, I spent two months traveling throughout Turkey. I was called Indiana Jones during a party of belly dancers on the Black Sea and nearly died of food poisoning on the Syrian border. I was shown secret underground caves in…

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Gentry Bronson

Gentry Bronson

Media & Creative Producer. Writer. Editor. Composer. Songwriter. Pianist. Traveler. Singer. Surfer. Waterman. @gentrybronson https://gentrybronson.com