Thursday, 30 March 2017


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 stay there.

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 it looks.

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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

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I have been working on my blog a lot this week, adding links, updating posts and generally tidying it up.  Amazing I got over two thousand page views yesterday! I am so pleased I usually get about 70.

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bought a pair of binoculars in a local charity shop for £3. I shall take with me when I am out walking. I love to see the kingfishers and Herons on canal walks but it will be even nicer to see them close up.  A lovely frugal hobby.

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