20-22 Oct 2012
How we got there:
2.5 hour dolmus ride from Kas (TYL 15)
How we left:
4 hour (big) bus ride to pamukkale (TYL 25)
Yildirim Pansiyon. TYL 40/night including turkish breakfast.
Day trip to Oludeniz (TYL 15 - 5 for dolmus (each way), 5 for entrance to secluded (nice) part of the beach
Hamam (TYL 35)
Breakfast of bread, cheese, olives, hard boiled egg, spring roll filled with cheese and parsley (called sigarete something).
Lunch: Chicken kebab (TYL 6) and cheese and spinach gosleme (TYL 6).
Dinner: chicken kebab (TYL 7) and lamb kebab (TYL 9) from yengin burger (best tasting kebabs we've had so far!!), second night was seafood dinner from this food area set up with fish mongers in the centre surrounded by restaurants that would cook your fish (TYL 10 for sea bream (half kilo), TYL 10 for tuna, TYL 8 for squid, TYL 6/pax to have them cooked (we had fried calamari and had the fishes grilled) served with a big plate of salad and lots of bread (of course), TYL 7 for a large bottle of efes beer.
First night was spent enjoying the best kebab in turkey! Yengin burger in paspatur (old city). We spent the rest of the night walking around window shopping.
Went to Oludeniz the next day and the place did not disappoint. It was a beautiful place with beautiful waters. Just like olympos, it was slightly chilly, no itchy things in the water, and because it's towards the end of the tourist season, you could swim freely in all directions without having to worry about hitting anything or anyone.
Dinner at the restaurant by the fish mongers was great. Relatively cheap and had a great atmosphere.
Day 2 was going to be paragliding in oludeniz but unfortunately, bad weather stopped us from jumping 1960m. So we spent the morning getting washed by a fat old Turkish man instead! Went to "the old roman bath" in paspatur... Got scrubbed, lathered, massaged, shampooed and rinsed off. Felt so clean and light afterwards! It wasn't a completely traditional experience... It was a mixed bath for starters... Which was great as it meant kev and I got to be together and since we were there just after 8, we were the only ones there. We also kept ourselves decent - we both wore our togs during the bathing session.