Mademoiselle O' Lantern goes to Turkey, Bodrum

Hello my pumpkins,

I would like to apologize for not being active on WordPress those past few days. If you read my previous post or if you follow me on my social media [link below], you know that I’d been away on vacation in Turkey. In fact, some of you has asked me if I was planing on to write a post about my trip there so this post has been quite anticipated and I am very happy to finally share with you my adventures.

I want to start by saying that Bodrum is a beautiful city, perfect to relax and decompress. I did not know Turkey would be that gorgeous and that the citizens would be that welcoming.

DAY 1

We landed in Turkey early in the morning [6am if I am not mistaken] and we arrived at our hotel [Nikki beach resort and spa] at around 8am. At our arrival we were greeted by the manager and she invited us to have breakfast while they were preparing our suite. I must say that the breakfast buffet is amazing and the location of the restaurant is on point [amazing view of the sea and mountains]. 

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After settling in our room, we decided to go to the center of Bodrum’s city to have lunch and to discover this beautiful Mediterranean town [the mid-town includes the harbor] I really loved the port and the architecture [reminds me a lot of Greece] but what I loved the most is the huge market that is constituted of small streets, that is beautifully decorated and that follows the coast. Moreover, there are countless of amazing stores, restaurants, bars and so forth. 

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We also visited the medieval castle of Bodrum [it is pretty big, confusing and requires a lot of walking, lol] which includes a museum. It was interesting to learn about the history of this town and what it went through. 

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We came back to our hotel [which is 15 mins away from the city by car] around 4pm and decided to swim in our private pool. 

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Later on, we went in [located in the resort] the sunset lounge to have some wine while starring at the breathtaking view of Bodrum. There was also a dj playing some nice lounge/ deep house music [honestly, that dj was amazing, I really enjoyed the music]

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DAY 2

On our second day in Turkey, we went to Pamukkale on a bus tour, this ancient city is 4 hours away from Bodrum but honestly, it was totally worth it. Furthermore, Pamukkale is gorgeous, fun and educative [you get to learn part of Turkey’s history]. We also met three French people, who are very nice and fun. The second image is the ancient pool of Cleopatra, it’s natural, the water is warm and clear and there are roman columns in the pool. But beware, the entrance to this pool is not cheap and you’re not allowed to take your camera or phone in the pool to take photos, plus, they don’t just let you out and in of the pool. Image 3, 4 and 5 are the carbonate mineral terraces. It is supposedly great for the health; it’s great for the blood pressure, heart diseases, asthma, skin diseases and much more. 

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We came back from this tour at 9pm, so basically we directly went to our room and ordered food, we ate in our beautiful garden. 

DAY 3

Our third day in Bodrum was more or less to relax from our previous trip. We woke up at 8am to have breakfast then we went to the jetty to swim [located in the resort], it was actually fun jumping and it is pretty quiet and relaxing.  Furthermore, the sea is so clean and clear, you can literally see yourself and see the fish swimming next to you, that is just amazing.

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After enjoying the beach, we went to the spa, we had a Turkish hamam [it is kind of a scrub massage; they detoxify your whole body + face and give you a foam massage]. After that spa treatment, my skin looked so fresh and felt so soft. I really advice you to try it out. 

After the spa, we went to the city, but this time we visited the only available mall to buy some stuff and to have lunch. Later at night, we went back to the city center to have some drinks [the pub is located right next to the sea] and then we walked in the market and in the harbor. I must admit that the mid-town is way more active and entertaining at night, than during the day. 

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DAY 4

Our fourth day turned out to be a Sunday so after having breakfast, we went to the beach all day but this time, we tried the sand beach [also located in the resort]

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At around 5pm, we went to the city center; we went shopping, ate some desert near the beach while watching the sunset, then continued shopping then had dinner. At the end of our night [at like 11pm], we drank some Turkish tea while smoking chi-cha [not me, I don’t smoke] at the harbor. 

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DAY 5

On our last day, we went to the beach again, we packed then headed to the airport [our flight was at 4pm] 

I would definitely go back to Turkey, I really enjoyed my time there and I think my sister and my friend did to. On top of that, everything there is cheap: the food, the drinks, the souvenirs and the clothes and the citizens are very nice.

That’s it for today. I hope you enjoyed this post and if you did, please don’t forget to give it a ‘like’ and to follow my blog.

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24 Comments

  1. September 20, 2017 / 8:13 am

    Well structured and briefly written. Seems like you had a wonderful trip. 😊

    • September 20, 2017 / 8:14 am

      Thank you ☺️ yes I had a great trip, very relaxing!!!

      • September 20, 2017 / 8:16 am

        All the pictures are so wonderful. Definitely going to follow you on instagram. Again, great pictures 😀

          • September 20, 2017 / 9:33 am

            Did you receive my follow notification ? My instagram handle – @lannister_boy_mucron

          • September 20, 2017 / 7:54 pm

            Yes i just noticed it!!! Thank you for the follow

  2. September 20, 2017 / 8:31 am

    Welcome back! Amazing! Fun post to read. Bodrum is on my bucket list to travel. 🤗💜

    • September 20, 2017 / 9:01 am

      Thank you!!!! Yes you should def visit it 😍

  3. September 20, 2017 / 11:38 am

    It looks like a wonderful destination!!! 😊 Glad that you enjoyed your holiday 💕

  4. September 20, 2017 / 2:47 pm

    Seems like an incredible trip! Those mineral pools in particular look incredible – very jealous right now hahah. Glad you had fun <3

    • September 20, 2017 / 7:54 pm

      Hahahah, well i hope you’ll get to go there one day xx thank you for reading 😊❣️

  5. September 20, 2017 / 3:52 pm

    Sunshine, beaches, spas and good food! Sounds like a great trip. I’d definitely want to visit turkey one day. Used to work for a Turkish Jean company and the Turkish coworkers always recommended going. Thanks for sharing, pictures are lovely!

    • September 20, 2017 / 7:53 pm

      Thank you very much xx if you go there, let me know what you think of it

  6. Coyote from Orion
    September 20, 2017 / 5:32 pm

    Mineral baths definitely a necessity

      • Coyote from Orion
        September 21, 2017 / 9:06 am

        I wish. I have not lived in a place with a bath for years and the only spa I can afford to go to nearby is full of people who can’t leave me in the peace of my own mind.

        • September 21, 2017 / 9:08 am

          Yes spa is ridiculously expensive, that’s why i RARELY do it 😛

          • Coyote from Orion
            September 21, 2017 / 9:12 am

            I am dying for a damn decent soak. I have been going to a yuppie school of student therapists for cheap treatments of years of work, wear and tear. Because I don’t fit the gentrification of an area they have sort of taken over, and they are haphazardly organised, we had a good chat today about a whole lot of supposition on their part that was quite bizarre and not helpful to treating my situation.
            As I left I got a phone call from one of my people who had a similar problem on the other side of town.

  7. September 22, 2017 / 8:33 am

    Now I’ll plan Bodrum for my trip next year because of you! It looks amazing, also you are incredible writer and blogger. Thank you for sharing this.

    • September 22, 2017 / 9:23 am

      Yessss go there and let me know what you think of it!! Thank you dear, it means a lot to me ❣️❣️❣️

      • September 22, 2017 / 4:20 pm

        ❤ stay amazing baby. I will DM you on Instagram, so we can talk more there. 😍

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