I attended the Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards back in September and they had amazing spot prizes on the night. Thanks to the blog awards and the lovely people at Sunway Travel I won a weeks holiday to Turkey, for myself and my husband Dave.
We had been to Turkey 4 years ago and had always said that we would love to go back. It was also a bit of an added bonus that we would happen to be there for my 30th birthday.
We flew into Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport with AerLingus and it was a painless coach transfer to The Golden Day Wings Hotel in Kusadasi.
Kusadasi is a lovely port town and there is a really nice new marina development at the harbour. The hotel itself is situated at the hop of quiet a steep hill but every room has an amazing view looking over the whole city as far out as pigeon island (a must do if you are visiting Kusadasi)
For October the weather was actually great, hitting 25/26 degrees on most of the days. But because it was October the holiday season was winding down and it was pretty quiet around the hotel in terms of their nightly entertainment.
Although it wasn’t just the time of year that accounted for quietness. We talked to a few locals in the market and the staff in the bars and they said that this was by far the worst year for tourism and they had been really badly affected by the troubles in Syria. Business was way down even in the peak summer months.
But still they continue on, doing their best. The Turkish people are very friendly and helpful and we actually felt very safe walking around the town and home by the marina at night. It is a country steeped in tradition and culture and the beauty of the landscape is sublime.
So thanks again to the Blog Awards and Sunway travel for giving us the opportunity to return again to this Turkish delight.
Thanks for reading,
**Dec travelled to Kusadasi, Turkey with Sunway Holidays. Package holidays with Sunway to Kusadasi start from €349pp in the 4* Golden Day Wings Hotel, including flights with Aer Lingus, 7 nights hotel on a bed and breakfast basis, transfers, 20kg baggage and services of a Sunway representative. Price is per person, departing April 22nd 2017 and subject to availability. Call Sunway on 01-2311800 or visit www.Sunway.ie.