TURKEY.a holiday paradise

crazy diamond By crazy diamond, 16th Jan 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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hi fellow travellers a few short notes about my holiday in turkey

daytripping turkish style

turkey, a holiday destination i had wanted to visit for a while so having had friends visit and returning with great reviews decided to pack my bags and make the trip.
on arriving the first thing that hit me was the heat and boy is it hot,
my hotel was in marmaris which is about 2 and a half hours from the airport, i like the idea of a long transfer as it allows you to see some of the country you are visiting.
my first day was the usual wonder around getting my bearings,there is a lot to see around marmaris and the harbour is full of boats organizing trips for the day.
this will be the type of boat you will go on if you decide on a trip, an excellant tip for the british, the trips cost in turkish money about £30 each,, from the shops but if you go down to the promanade the locals will accept £10 each in english money so take a few tenners with you to turkey.
a good day out is the trip to turtle island,which includes a boat ride to the valley of the kings, a mud bath and a sulpher heated pool and a stop along the way to do some shopping, on an isle on the way, the whole day lasts about 12 hours and only cost £10 what a bargain.

a turkish bath

another great day out is a Turkish bath trip, this again for £10.
includes been taken to a spa, which starts with a swim in the indoor heated pool for as long as you like and when you are ready, you make your way to the sauna all this at your own pace, moving on to the Turkish bath for a full body scrub and exfoliating,
this lasts approx 25 mins ,you are then taken for a full body massage head to toe,
when you leave you feel totally refreshed.
try to get this done at the start of your trip as you will catch the sun a lot better and have a fantastic tan.

bargain hunting

another tip. for the traveller is there is no need carry loads of clothes with you for you and the family, they are practically giving clothes away the shops on the front were selling t-shirts 5 for a tenner and the quality was faultless,
i bought loads . do take suntan lotion from home as this is a bit expensive.and you will need it because turkey is very hot.
getting about is very cheap there are buses leaving the beach area every 2 Min's going all over the place,all with a fixed price i paid just 150 Turkish lira ,(approx 75p) and you just jump off and on where you like ,this is ideal for getting around as the buses run till about 1am.
i hope this little bit of info has been useful to you and i hope you enjoy turkey.


Daytrips, Getting About, Shopping

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author avatar Philip micheal
23rd Jan 2011 (#)

excllant reveiw thanks for the insight ,,im off to marmaris friday

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author avatar Denise O
16th Feb 2011 (#)

Sounds like a wonderful trip. Thank you for sharing.:)

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