Blogs from Icmeler, Aegean, Turkey, Middle East


Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Icmeler June 9th 2015

This morning after breakfast we indulged in a Turkish bath, massage and facial package. With my masseur at home out of action before our departure I hadn't had a massage in months so it was lovely to have some of my knotted up muscles worked on. Our package started with about 10 minutes in the sauna to warm and relax our muscles before being taken into the Turkish bath. In the Turkish bath we were sluiced down with warm water and then scrubbed with mitts that sloughed off a disgusting amount of dead skin. When my masseur showed me how much grimy skin he was scrubbing off I found it hard to believe that I had actually showered before breakfast!! After the scrub we had more water sluiced all over us before having soap suds thrown ... read more
Icmeler Canal
Relaxing after a hard morning
My hair has slipped to my chest

Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Icmeler June 8th 2015

Overnight we sailed 128 nautical miles at an average speed of 11 knots and found ourselves back in Marmaris this morning. This trip the Pommy package holiday that Kath and Albert organised for the four of us to enjoy was a cruise/stay combination which meant that today we commenced the 'stay' component of our Aegean holiday. Some of our fellow cruisers were due to fly back to the UK today after either a week or two aboard the Thomson Spirit. Other passengers were spending the day in Marmaris before cruising the Black Sea with stops at Istanbul, Odessa and Nessebar before they return to the UK early next week. Although the Marti LaPerla hotel is just a few kilometres away from Marmaris in Icmeler, it took us nearly all day to get there! After breakfast we ... read more
Icmeler Beach views
Icmeler Beach views
Icmeler Beach views

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