3 Jun 2016


This is a special FFF, because since Sunday evening I am in Marmaris in Turkey. I tried to write every day, but the internet connection is overloaded with all these smartphones !

Anyway I am spending a wonderful time in the Ideal Prime Hotel. There are lots of British, Dutch and some Eastern countries people, a few Germans too. The Russians are not allowed to go to Turkey, but unfortunately the Ukrainians are here, although I got the impression that they behave a bit better, but they still eat worse than pigs.

Our hotel the Ideal Prime beach hotel.

The days went by resting after breakfast at the swimming pool, and try to swim a lot. After lunch we do the same and in the evening after supper we walk a little around especially along the seafront. It is so beautiful.

Here are some pictures of the hotel

The entrance hall

One of the very luxurious restrooms

A lobby with entrance to a theatre

and the Pub

Yesterday morning we did an excursion to Daylan, which is famous for its mud bath, and the turtle island. A mini bus picked us up at 9 am and we were all French speaking people. That's the problem in Europe, everybody speaks another language. Fortunately we were 8 otherwise the French speaking trip would have been cancelled. The English are more lucky they can always join the other countries !

After a little more than an hour we arrived at our first stop, we could by drinks or have a coffee. Then we were guided to a small boat. It had an electric motor so it swam very silently, the reason is not to disturb the turtles. I will write a little more about this special place in another post.

To attract the turtles out of the water, caretakers are throwing fish and shrimps. My pictures are not so good, but fortunately Nicole got some very nice. These turtles are enormous, as big as an armchair and they can weight up to 80 kgs !!

After the turtles we went to the mud bath ! What a disgusting thing ! It seems that it is great for your skin and I should look now at least 10 years younger, but this mud all over my body was really not so my thing ! I would have preferred to bath in donkey milk like Cleopatra, but I was only a vintage lady without royal title ! We all looked very funny and laughed a lot of course. To get rid of all that mud was terrible, I don't know how long I spent under the shower and my bathing suit, although I had washed it there, it was still brown when I washed it in the hotel.

After lunch in a nice open restaurant we went to the "most beautiful beach" of Turkey. I don't know if that is true, to me it looked like all beaches in the world, and the sand was burning. We stayed there over an hour, some bathing, some having a drink in the green wooden little houses which were restaurant and changing cabins.

Then we drove back, 45 min by boat and more than an hour to the hotel. It had been a very nice day !

Today we picked up our routine again, morning and afternoon swimming pool, interrupted by delicious meals and in the evening we watched some dancers, but we are too spoiled, we had already seen better things, so we went into our rooms, where I sorted out my pictures.

Internet today was on strike, so I think I give up, anyway Sunday I am returning home !

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1 Jun 2016


This morning at breakfast on the terrace we had little visitors which came eating the left overs of the guest's breakfast.

They especially loved the pancakes, I have to admit me too !!

Of course a little cat found the way to our table at noon and Nicole fed him with fish. I think she was not the only one !

The views we have during our meals

The way to the beach

Views over the sea

The seafront way which we only have explored a little !

Tomorrow we will do an excursion, we will see the turtle island ! Must be beautiful.

I have a lot of difficulties with internet, it's like Russian roulette, sometimes it works, sometimes not. So I am sorry if I can't visit your blogs as usual, it's not a lack of time, there are birds sitting on the line !


Little sparrow taking a bath

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31 May 2016


Leaving Brussels in the rain, after having showed my passport 5 times and my suitcase and hand luggage also twice, we finally arrived after 3 1/2 h of a smooth flight at Dalaman airport. Without special control to enter the country, we looked for the bus which should drive us to our hotel. We had 1 1/2 h by bus to our hotel, fortunately on excellent roads ! We were half dead when we finally arrived and I didn't notice very much from our surroundings. On top at 8 pm it starts getting dark. already.

The next morning standing on my balcony I saw this in daylight, I had seen it at night and had feared  that I would be disturbed by screaming kids early morning. But besides toddlers and babies there are no kids, there aren't school holidays. So I slept like a baby. The room is really very quiet.

After a very nice breakfast with a lot of choice of salty and sweet things on several buffets, we started to discover the hotel. Sometimes we had to ask, because we got lost, it's so huge.

We discovered the swimming pool, which looked very inviting. I tried it out and it was wonderful ! So nice and warm ! But we didn't stay there, we wanted to sit at the seaside. It was very warm 30°, but with a little wind very bearable.

We choose two beach beds

and had a wonderful view on the mountains and the boats which went by.

At four we left for a cup of coffee on one of the various restaurants, sitting in the shade. Unfortunately somebody stole my camera in the little white cat face case. I was very upset and asked the whole hotel. In the evening I went to the reception to ask if somebody by any chance had found it but of course there was no camera. So the first pictures from our arrival in Turkey had disappeared too.

Fortunately I always carry a spare camera with me so I can continue to take photos. After having asked again for the camera at the reception we were both tired and went into our rooms.

This was our first "working" day !