Olu Deniz, Turkey

Olu Deniz, Turkey

Turkey is not somewhere I have ever spoken about before. Probably because the only time I visited it, was on my honeymoon. My principle memory of Turkey is of being driven in an open-topped vehicle along terrifying roads, with a sheer drop just beside me. We had been given the most rudimentary of maps and had of course got very lost. I was convinced we would end up in Anatolia.

As darkness approached, fear had really begun to take hold. We were on a narrow, unfamiliar road, with a sheer drop down one side. To add to the fun we were running out of petrol. I had insisted we stop at this friendly-looking little restaurant to ask for help. It was our only real glimpse into actual Turkish life. Virtually the whole family had been crammed into one tiny room, with the restaurant beside it.

It had turned out stopping at this restaurant had been a good move. I believe we were able to top up with food and petrol, get some better directions and head back to our chalet, having survived the experience, JUST…

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