Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Turkey Day 1

At the end of July, I flew to Turkey for a week in the sun.
Longing for a relaxing week where I could dip my toes in the sand, swim to my hearts content but also have a bit of adventure on the way, we decided to go to Olu Deniz. 

Famous for it's Blue Lagoon, probably the country's most photographed tourist attraction, it regularly tops the polls for one of the worlds best beaches. 
If that doesn't sell it to you, perhaps the fact that Olu Deniz is home to one of the world best paragliding spots. Here you can do a tandem flight, 1,960 metre from Babadag Mountain and float down with views of the Blue Lagoon, Butterfly Valley and apparently on a clear day you can see Rhodes Island. 

We stayed at the Blue Lagoon Hotel and managed to get a rather nice view from our balcony......

You could sit for hours and watch the paragliders float above you and come in to land on the beach. I found it quite a peaceful place to be and exactly what I needed. 

On our first evening we explored the town and wandered down to the beach to see the views and bask in the last bit of sunshine of the day.

Here are a few pictures of what we got up to in the first few days.

This was a little restaurant that we found overlooking the sea front.
It really was beautiful and the food was just amazing but I think that
deserves another post of it's own.  
So until next time


  1. I have just found your blog and I'm really looking forward to following your Turkey journey. :) Have fun!

    Baloon's Life

    1. Thank you. I'm going to check out your blog too :).

  2. That last restaurant you showed us, did it have several different menus? e.g. Chinese, Italian and something else? If so, think I went there when I was in Turkey! Looks really familiar at least! x x


    1. Yes it did :). We had an Indian when we went. I think it was part of a hotel....it was really beautiful.