I am in serious post holiday depression mode. We have just returned from 10 fantastic, fun-filled days in Bodrum Turkey. Hubby had been to Turkey before but it was a first for me and I wasn't quite sure what to expect. I must admit to being a bit nervous before we left for 2 reasons; firstly would the big lad settle ok? Secondly, would there be any backlash against Tourists in Turkey?
We stayed at the Bodrum Holiday resort and Spa. I felt very relaxed and safe there and we had an amazing holiday from start to finish. Special memories were made that I want to share in the hope that I will remember this holiday for a very long time!
|Our first day, the balcony was massive!|
|The boys couldn't wait to try out the slides at the Aqua park!|
|The view from the restaurant was breathtaking.|
|My water boys throughly enjoyed the different pools. The big lad even joined in with the water polo and daily Aqua Aerobics.|
|The slides at the Aqua park were super quick. I embarrassed the boys by screaming every time.|
|It was great just spending time together. Whether that was at the Aqua park, playing ping pong in Cafe Turk or relaxing at dinner and enjoying the stunning sunset.|
|The view at dinner every evening, Simply stunning!|
|We spent a morning in Bodrum. Hubby throughly enjoyed bartering with the traders. I picked up a beautiful handbag. It was such a funny experience stepping into the traders shop was like entering an Aladdin's cave.|
|The gardens were really well maintained and walking to dinner every evening was lovely as you were surrounded by the sweet smell of honeysuckle.|
|I didn't think it possible but I am sure my boys are closer now!|
|The ladies at the kids club made both boys feel really at home and had great, fun activities every day like; t-shirt painting, mini olympics and sand painting.|
|Hubby joined in other activities organised by the fantastic entertainment team. Every day there was darts, archery, pool games, aqua aerobics and water polo to name a few.|
|Hubby celebrated his birthday with a shave and the hotel sent complimentary fruit and wine.|
We ate that evening in the Kebab restaurant. This was our favourite meal. The meat was delicious!
|The big lad turned 9 the day after. He had a celebration with friends at home but of course he got some small gifts and we decorated the room. He also received a complimentary fruit basket.|
|The big lad's birthday dinner was held at the Italian restaurant. The staff had decorated the table beautifully and we had a special cake made and everyone sang to the birthday boy. He was absolutely delighted.|
|The entertainment included traditional dancers, a belly dancer and acrobats as well as a Mr Bodrum competition, Mr and Mrs competition and playback show. the big lad really enjoyed all the entertainment.|
|Our last night. The end to a fabulous holiday!|
|The boys haven't stopped talking about our holiday in Turkey since we came home. I am so glad that I stepped outside of my comfort zone. It is our first holiday abroad (not counting the UK) since the big lad was tiny. With the correct planning he handled it fantastically: See my post Top tips for peaceful holidays with your kids.|
Now were shall we go next year?