I t was a hot summer day when I and my mom decided to head to the Princes' Islands. They are the closest ones to Istanbul and the ferry pier is actually in our neighborhood. Our plans were toget to Buyukada, which is the biggest of them all and the most popular of course. Needless to say, life is about making plans from which you deviate, almost always. In our case, we got off on the wrong island. Minutes after we stepped on the ground, I realized that it was not actually Buyukada, but Heybeliada, one of the other Princes' Islands. It was already too late to get on the ferry again, so we decided to continue exploring this place instead. It was not a bad decision at all, you can see it from the pictures below. Enjoy!