I do enjoy having the occasional
holiday and this
week has given us just that.
A Turkish friend suggested that
we might like to visit her in Bodrum –
and I hadn’t been for 30 years! She booked us a wooden bungalow
on an out of the way beach site,
12km from Bodrum town which was simple,
unpretentious and just the place for a quiet
couple of days’ relaxation.
As we sat on the seafront enjoying our first
drink after the four hour journey, a couple
of camels and a donkey wandered by
and this set the scene for this
particular site – Ilginlar plaji at Bagla.
The following day we decided to visit Bodrum castle –
unfortunately this was the hottest day of the year
so far- 38 degrees – so wandering around ancient
monuments proved absolutely exhausting.
This was a shame as the castle is magnificent
(but it really was too hot. We were glad
to get back to the cool seaside breezes again.
We decided to drive the ‘scenic’ route
back to Gocek on our final day.
Unbelievable, mile after mile of holiday homes,
supermarkets and shops. I tend to feel like a
country bumpkin when we leave the comparative
quiet of Gocek – I must admit I can’t imagine
anything worse than a holiday in this sort of
crowded environment. It certainly wasn’t like
that 30 years ago!
Still, it was a lovely break and if anyone
is interested, the website via Booking.com is: CLICK HERE