19th June 2016

I do enjoy having the occasional spur-of-the-moment 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 

Just to finish on a bit of interesting news – apparently Tesco is selling its interest in Kipa to Migros. For the report - CLICK HERE