Monday, 17 August 2015

Hello: Marmaris, Turkey

So, I'm finally back. Having nearly 3 weeks off work has definitely been what I've needed, and I've even made some rather large life decisions. The time off to clear my head has been really good to me, and has made me realise what I want to do with my life. Yay!

Anyway, back to the post!


Turkey has never been a place I've thought of travelling to. I've known  many people go, many people love it, and many people return again. I've always been a bit nervous about it, as it's neighbouring some pretty dangerous countries, but once you get there, all nerves just vanish.
We saw absolutely no hints of trouble anywhere in Marmaris, Icmeler, Dalyan or Dalaman. However, during the last few days of our holiday, Istanbul saw a fair bit of trouble.



Marmaris is one of the main beach tourist areas, with many of the hotels situated either on the beach or around 100-200m away! All hotels own their own part of beach, which are chock-a-blocked with beds. The best way to experience the beach is by going on a tour to one of the many less-touristy beaches!






We had an absolutely fantastic time. The resort is beautiful, in a bay with tree-covered hills lining both sides. You wouldn't believe how green and floral it was, especially with the heat. It was around 40'C each day, so very hot! However it was surprisingly comfortable, not too humid and it's so easy to cool down - just jump in the pool! 
I feel like we were very lucky with our hotel as well. We stayed in the gorgeous Blue Bay Platinum, which has been newly refurbished and modern. The outer building is white, with lots of glass panels and silver detailing. It's then lit-up blue at night, which really makes it stand out. Such a gorgeous hotel! The staff are all fabulous as well.





Shopping in Turkey is how you'd expect. Every other shop is filled to the brim with fake designer goods for insanely good prices. Some stores have incredible fakes. Although I don't usually condone fake goods, I couldn't resist in the end and picked up a couple of items, oops!
Some store owners are pushy, they are very good salesmen and will just keep talking. Some do feel quite aggressive, but it's easy to avoid those situations by just walking away if they pressure you before you even get inside! 
Marmaris has a mall called Blue Port which I can recommend, they have an amazing makeup brand called Golden Rose which I'll post a haul on soon. The makeup is so cheap, but incredible quality!






It's really such a beautiful place, I had some moments where I was wondering how much an apartment would cost! If you haven't been to Turkey, I really recommend Marmaris. Make sure you do some trips too!

Ellie x
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  1. Looks lovely! I'm off to Greece in a few weeks and one of the boat tours they do, goes to a beach in Turkey! I've always wanted to go, even despite the trouble they have had this summer. Glad you had a lovely relaxing and refreshing get away x

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    1. You should definitely go, it's beautiful! It's funny they do day tours to Rhodes, they are very close to each other. It makes me really sad about the trouble they've had, it's such a beautiful country! Thank you :) x

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  2. Love your photos, I go on holiday on Friday and this post has made me so excited!

    Lauren| thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! :) yay how exciting, hope you have a wonderful time!!

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  3. Sounds like you've had a very relaxing holiday!

    xx Izzy | Qthee

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    1. It was gorgeous, I'd recommend Turkey to everyone haha! :)

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous - loving these pictures, it's so pretty!!! :)

    I think I need another holiday, enjoy the sunshine and just relax haha!

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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    1. Ah thank you so much! :) everyone always needs another holiday, the sunshine and getting away from everything is just amazing! Book another one ;) xx

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  5. Oooh thanks for sharing your holiday, great photos!! It sounds like your trip did you good, the beaches sound awesome and I see you tried fishing? Go you!! Have a great day :-) xx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog

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    1. Ah thank you!:) yes it was definitely a well needed break haha. The beaches are lovely away from the main resorts, definitely worth a day trip to get to a "real" beach! Thank you, you too!! :) xx

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