Postcards from Turkey

Do you know I had almost forgotten all about this post?

Yet again another summer has all but sailed by and I feel like I blinked and missed it.

A few too many adventures and my mind is scrambled. I don’t even know what day it is!

So please forgive that this post is a little late. Thankfully it still hasn’t gone past its sell-by-date.

If you feel like you could use a little weekend getaway between now and… let’s say, October… then I know just the place.

Hop on an Easyjet flight outta London, touch down in Turkey and step into your own private paradise.

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Pom pom basket // Braided sandals (half price)

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A little hotel I found on the south coast of Turkey, Villa Mahal.

I booked their “Cliff House”, a two tiered room with it’s own terrace and horizon pool looking out over the bay.

A surprise for my hard working fiancé, who I see less and less of as he gets busier and busier.

A well deserved break and some much needed time to ourselves.

We ate lunches beside our little pool.

Exceptionally fresh salads, beautifully cooked meat and fish.

Followed, later in the afternoon, with bubbles.

To toast the last of the setting sun.

Dinners were eaten on the edge of the sea.

With cocktails and salt baked seabass.

There we could sit and play footsie under the table, watching the stars twinkle into life, as the sea splashed against the rocks below us.

Breakfast would be a feast in the same spot, fruit, yogurt, shakshouka and thick coffee. The view nothing but shades of blue and the occasional ancient sea turtle going about his business.

For the first time in my life I went on holiday and didn’t even leave the hotel.

Something I never thought I’d do.

…And I loved it! 

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The temperature rarely dropped bellow 40C, so just the gentle walk from breakfast was more than enough to leave us exhausted and keen to flop into our pool for the remainder of the day.

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From our little slice of paradise we watched a handful of sunsets and savoured the utter joy of doing absolutely nothing.

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Alternating between the crystal clear sea and our own pond.

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The perfect place to hang out.

If you fancy skipping town with your other half for a long weekend, I thoroughly recommend this place. The food was spectacular, the staff utterly charming, and while I can’t speak for the other rooms – Cliff House was a total dream.

Just go!

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