I came to Ayvalik, Turkey, for a photo. A photo, more specifically, of the incredible beach with its coloured umbrellas and food and mountainous Greek isles on the horizon. This is the image on the cover of my guidebook, and I’m clearly poaching their idea. Although without access to the rooftops of beachside buildings, such a photo is impossible to get. But I did get a great day on the sand and a few more spent relaxing and reading in a fun and quirky pension, with cool people and great views of the city.