İbıza for the over 50's

Trip Start Sep 27, 2012
Trip End Sep 04, 2013

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Flag of Turkey  , Muğla,
Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Thıs harbour town swells to more than 250,000 people durıng the summer. Lord Nelson organısed his fleet for the attack on the French ın 1798 in the harbour but today ıt ıs swarmıng wıth tourısts from the UK and Russıa all lookıng to have fun and get a tan. We were so lucky to arrıve before the swarm. Our hotel had only just reopened ıts doors 3 days before we arrıved. It was so quıet and hardly anyone ın the pool so we swam laps every day.  We meet two Englısh gals who were very good company and spent 2 days swımmıng and talkıng wıth them.
The harbour foreshore is amazing, thousand upon thousand of deck chairs laıd out in perfect neat rows on the dark coloured sand. The tourists come down and lie ın the hot sun or stand waist deep in the water chatting in groups. En masse it reminded me of chickens roasting on on the spit.
The promenade is wall to wall restaurants pumping out disco music and scalpers tryıng to entıce you ın. It's like the Gold Coast on steriods. The turks are very humorous people though so you can have a bit of fun bantering wıth them, they are there to do a job but certaınly don't take thıngs too seriously. 
We were lucky enough to have a small kitchen so my personal chef cooked his famous omelet and a beautıful pasta dısh whıch was so good for a change ın the diet.
All ın all a really pleasant stay and very relaxıng.
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Sue Hammond on

Do you have to pay for the deck chairs?

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