Swissotel Gocek Marina and Resort
Travel Blogs from Gocek
... east through the mountains on my way down to Adana. One issue. One the new O-21 toll road down through the valley from Eminlik to Gokbez it had begun to rain. This is fine on a nice new tarmac road with gentle curves and gradients. Now I was confronted with some challenging dirt roads, much less well maintained than that near Mt Hasan and often covered in large puddles, some spanning the road. I had slowed to 30km/h and begun to think ...
... cup of cold beer. Except it's not a winnings tray. It's the floor.
I've not moved so fast for a while.
Final night in Turkey. It's surprised me how friendly everyone is, I've not been hassled, I feel very safe, I've not been ripped off - on the contrary, I've found people to be exceptionally generous. But, like Boxing Day, I've had my fill of Turkey. It's all a bit "samey" and apart from Istanbul it's not quite Turkish Delight.
So ended up clearing immigration at Istanbul and rescheduling my flight to 4pm. Took about one hour to reschedule the flight and pay nothing. The "pay nothing" was the problem. They refused to believe it was their fault. To start with it was just " but you missed your flight, book and pay for another" 100 euro, not likely.
Then had to fill in for 6 hours. Decided just to chill in the airport as will get to spend time in ...
... shake his hand. They then all gathered round him super close to hang on his every word even though they couldnt really speak English. Gary was a celebrity to them. Even after the game a few wanted to have a photo with him. It was so nice to see the boys appreciation and admiration on their faces, it was really sweet. Afterwards time for one beer and then bed. It had been another fabulous day in Turkey. Tomorrow we are heading south to the Syrian ...
... with loads of questions about training and gear, but the opposition quickly realized there was no substitute for sticking to the game plan as a team and giving 100% every time you touched the puck! Overall a great session with some very passionate and talented players who will more than likely be my opposition on the international circuit in the future!
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet