Fethiye and Oludeniz,Turkey – 15th and 16th, August.
Getting to Fethiye was quite simple. A bus ride…though it was fairly bad in terms of Turkish bus travel. A crowded smelly mini bus isn’t great but we get to Fethiye Bus Station. Of course the guesthouse I’ve booked doesnt have directions so I cab it to the Guesthouse and spend the day walking the streets of Fethiye.
Fethiye is a pretty big town. The main part is the ‘market’ centre where everything is european prices. Its quite nice to stroll but everything is expensive. I do run into a Dominoes pizza place…what the?
I go and look at Blue Cruises but I decide not to bust out 150 euros for it and decide to go to the valley instead in a few days time.
I keep walking past the market centre in Fethiye and get to the more run down section and find a kebab store where I get a Kebab and Coke for 4TL before grabbing a few beers and going back to chill at the guest house.
The next day I decide to head out to Oludeniz to laze by the beach. Its fairly easy to get to by Dolmous – if you know where they go from that is. Luckily a friendly local walked me all the way there. I get off at what I initially thought was Oludeniz. However it turned out to be a horrible tourist town called Hisaronu. It was filled with overweight and obese British tourists and where the menus and signs were all in marked in British Pounds. A horrible town.
I finally get to Oludeniz and jump straight into the water for a refreshing dip. Refreshing it may have been if it was minus 10 degrees. The water was like a warm bath and fair from cooling. And the day is spent running from the rocky beach to the mild water for the rest of the afternoon.
I do go for a walk to check out the famous part of Oludeniz – the bay and the point. But they want to charge you for that. So I see a big sand dune and decide to climb up it. Little did I realise how hot the sand actually was. I at least made it most of the way up before burning the soles of my feet off.