Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay
Travel Blogs from Bodrum
The next morning we drove to Bodrum, again not having to depart until 10:30 a.m. The total drive was about 200 kilometers, about 120 miles. However, we drove it with multiple stops. Our first stop was the ancient city of Priene, overlooking the flood plain of the Meander River and founded in 350 B.C. The streets are laid out at …
... a cafe on the front then a leisurely walk back to the port with a long sit near the dock watching trucks being filled some kind of gravelly mix. Plumes of dust every time the grab dumped its load in the truck. It was a fine oiled process. We then were back to queuing for passport control and the wait for the catamaran. There was little by way of shelter or seating making it quite uncomfortable. Our bus ride back to the hotel was interesting with the driver keeping us ...
Today we managed to get to Bodrum Castle - very impressive building with a long and varied history. There were lots of steps and spectacular views of the Aegean as well as Bodrum marina. You can readily see that is would be a great defensive building with visibility to see who is coming. Lunch in our newest find for great pide - this time with complementary apple tea. Then it was back to the pool for some more reading and ...
Today's excursion was to Bodrum markets to pick up some boxer shorts for Jonathan. The young man was the smart b**#%d he said he wasn't and it wasn't till I had him revisit sizes and number of items that I was sure he wasn't pulling a fast one. mum was a little overcome by the heat so I set her down in the cafe on the little plaza and went shopping for the "huggy men" she wanted for presets for Jennifer ...
... cross crossed the old city many times I deposited mum in our usual lunch spot and set off to find it on my own. It did take a bit of finding but I managed it. Mission complete I returned to the restaurant and introduced mum to pide. Then back to hotel and a poolside ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool