My Silver Traveller Review
Turkey the country of Turkish baths, clashing colours, white beaches,
blue lagoons, boat rides and hot mud pools where goddesses once bathed.
Local shops with patterned carpets, sweet tea in glass cups on silver
trays, and charming people that enchant you to spend your money. Turkey,
the exciting country where Europe slips into Asia and the bells of
beautiful mosques call the faithful to prayer. Where Constantinople, the
old name for Istanbul, leaves her legacy of walls and temples, domes
and art to capture our imagination.
I am going to Turkey how lucky am I? The decision is made, the
excitement is building and I fly on 27th May. In just a few weeks I am
boarding a plane in Gatwick heading to Dalaman Airport which will take
four hours. Then it is just 53km to the hotel in Ovacik. Hotel Olu Deniz
which looks tranquil and charming and I am looking forward to my week’s
As a solo female traveller I was searching for somewhere that offered
not only sun to the winter weary but also an exciting place to explore.
Somewhere to wander with a camera, sit under a sunshade sipping cool
drinks while chatting with the locals. Hills to climb and crumbling
temples that make time slip, sunsets to marvel at, somewhere to hear of
gods who whisper their stories through the ages. The famous turquoise
lagoon in a protected area surrounded by pine trees sounds divine and is
close to Ovacik.
I wanted a hotel that offered a private room without single supplements
in a place that was small enough to notice if I managed to lose myself
in the mountains. A place with reasonable transfer times and a pool, a
few shops and interesting places to eat nearby. A beach with clear water
and boats that offer day trips to pretty lagoons. The chance to visit
Rhodes in Greece for the day traveling by hydrofoil for less than an
hour is tempting too.
This holiday can be booked through Solos Holidays.The
price is reasonable and breakfast along with three evening meals is
included. Solos’ reputation for providing excellent holiday
accommodation for single travellers is good. I am hoping this hotel,
being new to the Solos Holidays list is great too.
Set at the base of the mountains three miles from the beach this looks a
perfect place to stay. I shall let you know if Turkey is as fabulous as
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Read the next 3 chapters here
Read Chapter 2: Olympos Hotel
• Read Chapter 3: Turquiose Bay and Dinner amid the Turkish Carpets
• Read Chapter 4: Goodbye Turkey