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A Week in Turkey

Discussion in 'Non Disney Trips and Travels' started by simonwebb74, May 25, 2010.

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    We we have decided last minute to book a week in Turkey. [​IMG]

    My Mother in Law said that their villa was available for 1 week in between bookings.

    So yesterday we managed to:

    Get authorised absence from school for our son
    My wife and I booked our holiday from work
    I rearranged my on call cover with work
    Arranged with Lisa to look after Mabel (The Labradoodle)
    Organised for someone else to run the football team at a tournament.
    Oh, and booked flights!!!


    We are traveling with hand luggage only to save money on the flight (It added 15% to the flight cost to take suitcases!!). The thinking is that as we are staying at the house we can do the washing as we go along, packing should be interesting!!


    So we are off to Olu Deniz on 6th June for a week in the sun, playing in the pool and on the beach and basically just chilling out with the kids.

    Oh and in a bar on Saturday 12th to watch England v USA :yes:
     
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    Sounds like fun! Take a swimsuit, a change of clothes and go! :yes:

    Oh, loads of photos expected upon return, of course. :D
     
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    well done on getting all that arranged! :thumbsup:

    i wish i was going on a beach holiday!
     
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    How exciting! I love Turkey :yes: they have the best food!
     
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    pssssttt...Tink ummm:unsure: isn't that out of range of a Secrets member? I mean I would hate to tell them they can't go..but rules are rules :sorry:
     
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    Sounds lovely! Please share lots of photos with us!
     
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    Right we are off to the airport in 30 minutes. Dinner in Frankie & Benny's (Kids eat free) then fly out later tonight.

    :wave: :wave:
     
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    Hope you all have a wonderful time :thumbsup:
    Safe journey
     
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    Well the week in Turkey was just what we all needed. We did nothing all week but play in the pool, sunbathe, then go out for dinner in the evening, with 1 trip to the beach last Thursday.

    The weather was great, getting really hot towards the end of the week but then the kids tend to disappear indoors because it's too hot!

    We took a few photos so I will post them as soon as we have sorted them out.
     
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    Have fun! :D
     
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    sounds good to me! my holidays are never just relaxing, must try one like that soon!
     
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    Pleased you all had a good time. Of course we are waiting to see the photos :yes:
     
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    Really looking forward to the photos! :yes: :D
     
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    Can't wait to see some pics!
     
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    Have you been before - heard some great things about Turkey and Thomas wants to go for the whole '2 continents' thing :lol:

    Just checked and the volcano is very quiet at the moment :yes:
     
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    We have been 4 or 5 times now. As the in-laws have a house there we go for the convenience more than anything.

    Their house is in a town called Oludeniz which is in the south west corner of Turkey near Fethiye. It has fantastic scenary and a lovely beach (The famous Oludeniz blue lagoon) but although you are surrounded by so much history the town itself has completely lost itself to tourism.

    We often joke that someone from the Turkish tourist board came to England to see what the typical English tourist wants from their seaside resort. They went to the tackiest resort in England assumed its what we all wanted so replicated it in Turkey!

    To really experience Turkey you need to get away from the tourist towns and into the countryside, then you get a real sense of the country's history.

    None of this bothers us though as we have been there and done all that so now we use it as a quick, easy break from normal life, get some sun and laze around the house or beach all day, heading into town in the evenings for dinner, which one you fight through all the fish & chips, chicken & chips etc you will find really nice traditional turkish food at very cheap prices.
     
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    What constitutes traditional Turkish food? I'm woefully ignorant on the customs of this country. I've had a stop by the Food and Wine Festival Booth from Turkey one year... :redface: That's as close as I've been. I don't much remember the food, but I do recall not being overly impressed. :lol:
     

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