Turkey Shooting: Catherine Bury ‘Killed by Gardener’ in Dalyan Holiday Resort – IBTimes UK


Turkey Shooting: Catherine Bury ‘Killed by Gardener’ in Dalyan Holiday Resort – IBTimes UK.

Now all the ignorant, racist bigots will come out of the woodwork. Read the comments in The Huffington Post…atrocious! So many uneducated imbeciles  you can just predict the reactions!!

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Turkey here i come !


Turkey has become my second home and has a very special place in my heart.
I do like the hustle and bustle of the resorts, but i really do enjoy visiting the areas out of the tourist resorts, seeing the real Turkey.
Turkey is such a diverse country,and what the tourists  see isn’t really the ‘real’ Turkey,   its just a small part of a wonderful country that deserves  to be explored & appreciated.

I went out there 15 years ago for a 2 week holiday and came back with the legal documents to an apartment, after 4 months i went back to collect the deeds and that was that!. In 15 years i upgraded my apartment to luxury standard and had intentions of retiring there with hubby.

Unfortunately with many health problems that hubby insisted must be dealt with through our health care systems here in the UK i had to give up my dream. It was like a bereavement. I had planned and designed and had all the  furniture hand made to my own designs (not the sofa though)I didn’t settle for cheap stuff either or rent it out, it was supposed to be our retirement home. I had learnt the language enough to communicate, haggle and have a social life with the locals.  The Turkish are a wonderful nation.  They are very family orientated and love children and have great respect for their elders.  They will welcome you into their homes with open arms and share with you everything they have.   I have also learnt that with many in the tourist areas they are always looking to make some money out of the foreigners but i have become very wise now in how to deal with that lol.

I love the food, i love the fresh fruit ans vegetable which are all home grown. Alanya  is the only place in Turkey where bananas are grown and there is nothing like a banana straight from the tree 🙂

Last year we sold up but i am going back in 2 days time and cant wait to visit friends.I will go back to Antalya of course this time staying in a hotel in the lovely city of Alanya. I will miss getting up and having breakfast on my balcony, inviting friends round for dinner or a party and just having te freedom to do what i want. It wont be the same in a hotel 😦

I am still grateful to have had those 15 years and will never forget the good times and the stressful times of learning, adjusting and communicating. If any of my followers have not been to Turkey they should really give it a chance. they would be surprised to know that it is a very developed country in many aspects, yet again it is still a developing one in some others. The Turks are a very warm and welcoming people who will welcome foreigners and will be delighted to help them.

Another noteworthy point is that Turkey’s government has a tradition of being remarkably secular for a Muslim nation.

see you all in 2 weeks 🙂

Grand Okan


After selling our holiday home in Turkey we are now having to pay the full price for holidays. I was surprised at the prices, like £1000 for 2 for a week Wow!!! We didn’t know how lucky we were in that respect. Now i want to go back to Alanya and stay in the city for 16 days (we would have normally gone to our apartment for a month twice a year and it just cost us £500 for flights)

After searching for days i have finally found what i want at what i suppose is a reasonable price £1100 for 2 of us. I know the hotel so i know it has high standards……… so roll on May 🙂

4* – half board grand okan is located along one of the most famous beaches in Turkey – cleopatra beach. With its nightlife and shopping or peace and quiet, the okan hotel offers something for everyone. Accommodation there are 153 standard rooms. All of the rooms are wall to wall carpeted, and fully equipped with individual air conditioning, balcony, satelOfficial rating – 4* – half board grand okan is located along one of the most famous beaches in turkey – Cleopatra beach. With its nightlife and shopping or peace and quiet, the okan hotel offers something for everyone. Accommodation there are 153 standard rooms. All of the rooms are wall to wall carpeted, and fully equipped with individual air conditioning, balcony, satellite television, music, direct dial telephone, Internet connection, safe (extra charge), mini bar (extra charge), bathroom with shower and a hairdryer. The rooms have a view of the famous Taurus mountains, sea and/or pool view (with supplement). Food & beverage the restaurant has an outdoor capacity of 200 persons and an indoor capacity, fully air-conditioned with smoking and non-smoking areas, for 150 persons. The pool bar is open from early morning enabling guests to enjoy a drink or cocktails at any time. A snack bar by the pool offers a delicious variety of small snacks or large lunches. The mey bar is open all day with large screen tv, and the beach bar snack bar offers a light menu to guests to choose from whilst enjoying their day on the beach. There is also an a la carte restaurant with extra charge. Sports & leisure relax or sunbathe on the terrace or take a swim in the freshwater swimming pool, separate pool for children. There is also a pool table, table football, darts and table tennis. The internet cafe is open 24 hours and the beauty centre offers high-tech service with experienced specialists, who can help to revive guests complexion or prepare guests ready for a night out on the town. Sauna and massages are also available. Evening entertainment is usually two or three times a week including live music, leather show and turkish folklore and dance. Facilities & services free welcome drink, 24 hrs room service, car parking facilities, photographer, hairdresser, generator, two lifts, laundry service including dry-cleaning from monday to saturday, and 24 hour doctor on call, air conditioned meeting room with a capacity for 100 persons (flip chart, projection equipment). Wireless connection is available in the lobby, baby beds and baby high chairs are available free of charge, useful information on distances the sandy beach is only 50 m away, the town centre with its famous shops, bars, restaurants and nightlife is 1 km away or 5 minutes with the local bus. Tennis courts, basketball courts and a football field are only 100 m away.  Good accommodation with great food and excellent service is offered by the hotels British general manager.lite television, music, direct dial telephone, Internet connection, safe (extra charge), mini bar (extra charge), bathroom with shower and a hairdryer. The rooms have a view of the famous Taurus mountains, sea and/or pool view (with supplement). Food & beverage the restaurant has an outdoor capacity of 200 persons and an indoor capacity, fully air-conditioned with smoking and non-smoking areas, for 150 persons. The pool bar is open from early morning enabling guests to enjoy a drink or cocktails at any time. A snack bar by the pool offers a delicious variety of small snacks or large lunches. The mey bar is open all day with large screen tv, and the beach bar snack bar offers a light menu to guests to choose from whilst enjoying their day on the beach. There is also an a la carte restaurant with extra charge. Sports & leisure relax or sunbathe on the terrace or take a swim in the freshwater swimming pool, separate pool for children. There is also a pool table, table football, darts and table tennis. The Internet cafe is open 24 hours and the beauty centre offers high-tech service with experienced specialists, who can help to revive guests complexion or prepare guests ready for a night out on the town. Sauna and massages are also available. Evening entertainment is usually two or three times a week including live music, leather show and Turkish folklore and dance. Facilities & services free welcome drink, 24 hrs room service, car parking facilities, photographer, hairdresser, generator, two lifts, laundry service including dry-cleaning from Monday to Saturday, and 24 hour doctor on call, air conditioned meeting room with a capacity for 100 persons (flip chart, projection equipment). Wireless connection is available in the lobby, baby beds and baby high chairs are available free of charge, useful information on distances the sandy beach is only 50 m away, the town centre with its famous shops, bars, restaurants and nightlife is 1 km away or 5 minutes with the local bus. Tennis courts, basketball courts and a football field are only 100 m away. . Good accommodation with great food and excellent service is offered by the hotels British general manager.

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