|Hisaronu by day,we did food shopping here.|
|This English restaurant was always full day and night.|
|Taxis were dropping people off here from miles around.|
If you enjoy sand, sea or watersports or paragliding then Oludeniz was only a half hour away. It is also one of the most photographed beaches in the world.
You might prefer beautiful views and for that we drove through the mountain to Kabak. This drive was even more scary than the ride in the dolmus. As the road climbs higher and higher you look down at the sheer drop below you.There are no crash barriers here, crash barriers are for wimps. It gets even more scary when the driver coming towards you seems to want both sides of the road and just as you are trying to negotiate a motorbike zooms in between both of you.
Kabak is a stop along the Lycian Way and we had heard that The Olive Garden was a lovely place to stop,have lunch and admire the view. We pass by a Full Moon Camp,Natural Life Camp,Reflections Camp and I get the feeling that this is quite a magical place. You can only imagine the work that went into carving out this road through the mountain. We pass by Mosques in the strangest of places and little goats tethered at the edge of the roadside. Even graffiti on a large rock perilously close to the huge drop down.
We had a lovely lunch at the Olive Garden and enjoyed the views, you can walk down to the beach but if you walk down you also have to walk back up so I'm afraid I declined. The Olive Garden has cabins for overnight stays and a small pool,I do think it would be a quiet and relaxing place to stay but maybe just for a few nights. We thought about driving on further but as it would have meant driving back to our villa in the dark I didn't think it was a good idea especially back along the mountain road again.
|Fountains are everywhere in Turkey|
|Harbour area, Marmaris|
|Plenty of eating places facing the boats|
|The smaller vessels|
|and slightly larger ones|
One year on holiday I had a sore throat,I lost my voice and couldn't speak and waiters in every restaurant we ate in brought out special drinks for me or fruits or ice cream,anything that would help my voice,that's Turkey for you.
I wanted to convey in this post that whatever kind of holiday you love, five star fully inclusive hotels,clubs and bars, sports, walking,sailing, sun sea and sand or living like us with the chickens and cows you'll find it in Turkey. Whatever food you like, Sunday roast dinners, full English breakfasts, curries,Chinese food,Italian and of course Turkish cuisine, you'll find that here too. I hear so many people saying they would never holiday in Turkey when what they know is only based on how Turkey was over 25 yrs ago when it first became a holiday destination for the Brits.
I think my next job should be with the Turkish tourist board,what do you think?
These last few photos I just had to include are from Gocek where for the second year in a row we visited for the day.It has a mega yacht marina and most of the shops sell sailing related gear and are expensive but it's a lovely little town.
|The shop on the left is the white shop where every piece of clothing is white.|
|I just loved this tree outside a shop with a table built around it.|
|The food in here was gourmet and amazing and so expensive for the sailing crowd.|