Trippin’ In Turkey

Hi Everyone!

Recently, I have just returned from Antalya, Turkey where I spent a week there with my family. I had never been to Turkey before, meaning I was extremely excited to see what it was like. Obviously, before I went there were some terrible things happening in Turkey, so there were lots of concerns about people visiting. However, where I stayed, it was extremely far away from the city and everyone there was safe, busy and happy!


We jetted off for Turkey on July 29th, we were lucky as we had a daytime flight of 3pm. The journey was four hours which is the longest I’ve been on a plane, but I passed the time by watching some youtube videos and reading some books. If you want to see what was in my carry-on, you can find out here!


We arrived quite late and eventually got to the hotel for around 11pm. The hotel we stayed at was the Royal Wings hotel which is actually a five-star hotel. Now, I’ve never been to a five-star hotel before and it was very impressive. There were ten huge floors with glass lifts which you could see the swimming pool, the beach and the sea which was all so beautiful. I was very excited to take lots of photos as the landscaping was so beautiful.


I live in England, meaning it’s not very hot here as the majority of the year its a bit chilly and cloudy. Turkey, on the other hand, was extremely hot with temperatures up to 47 DEGREES when I was there. 47. I know, it’s crazy and I don’t know how I survived, but it wasn’t an uncomfortable, horrible hotness as there was the huge swimming pool to cool off in. The pool was huge, swirling everywhere with bridges running over them to different food areas such as ice cream, pizza and fruit bars. I may or may not had pizza and ice cream for lunch every day- but I mean, I was on holiday!


I spent many days by the pool reading as it’s my favourite thing to do on holiday. This school year I haven’t had much time to do any reading for leisure, so this was a perfect time to. I managed to read five books when on holiday which may sound a lot to some people, but I was reading all day by the pool- so I always have to bring lots haha! Being a pure English rose, I am extremely pale and didn’t get a huge tan. I do actually have tan lines and am a lot more tanned than before- but I am now a normal pale, rather than board line albino haha! And yes, in the pure English style I did get sunburn which is inevitable for me as it happens every year.


We were extremely lucky as we were practically on the beach with our hotel location. In past holidays we had to walk around ten minutes through towns to the nearby beaches. This hotel, however, they owned part of the beach which could be accessed down a path of the hotel- I could get there in about two minutes from my sun lounger. The beach was so stunning, golden sand and blue waters. Before Turkey, I hadn’t ever swum in the sea properly before (and trust me, in England you don’t want to swim in the sea!) so it was really fun to do so. But, I did discover how salty the sea is when jumping off the pier with my brother. It was very fun- but the mouthful of saltwater wasn’t as fun! There were lots of water sports to do on the beach which all looked really exciting. On our last full day, we went on jet skis. It was really thrilling bouncing over all the waves with people parasailing next to you, but not as thrilling and exciting when you almost crash into a boat…oops!


The food was also really great in Turkey, I do like trying new foods but I’m not the person who would go too far out of my comfort zone. I was pleased that there was a huge buffet for all meals of a range of food which was delicious. It was fun trying new things and discovering foods that I want to keep on having at home. But I did miss some of my favourite things such as sweet potato fries, English breakfasts and innocent smoothies!


Overall, I had an amazing time at Turkey. It was also the first holiday with my Dad’s fiancee and her son, so it was great to spend time with them before we all move in together later on this year. I loved Turkey’s beautiful beaches, huge swaying palm trees, morning songs and cats (there was so many I wanted to take them home!). I highly suggest visiting Turkey, it’s a beautiful place and I’m so happy I spent this years holiday there! I hope you enjoy the holiday snaps I took too, everything was just so pretty!

Tash x

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  1. August 13, 2016 / 4:04 pm

    Turkey looks so nice!! My mum has always been a bit weary of going there but I think I’m going to have to persuade her now, it looks gorgeous!! I’m jealous of the heat, but at least there’s going to be an English heatwave (oooooo 26 degrees!)😂❤️

    • August 13, 2016 / 4:48 pm

      It was really amazing! I did have my concerns at first too, but honestly you wouldn’t have even known that there were problems in the country- and I was about 8 hours away from where all the bad stuff was happening so everything was completely normal! The heat was amazing, I don’t know how I survived it! But yes I’m looking forward to this lovely heatwave too!😂❤️

  2. August 13, 2016 / 4:11 pm

    That sounds like a dreamy holiday!! xo

  3. August 13, 2016 / 4:11 pm

    These are such lovely photos. Turkey looks a really lovely place to stay. Glad everything was alright out there x

    • August 13, 2016 / 4:50 pm

      Thank you so much! It was very beautiful and I’m so happy that there were no problems too! x

    • August 13, 2016 / 8:41 pm

      I’m so glad this post allowed you to reminisce about Turkey- I loved it too! XX

  4. August 13, 2016 / 9:10 pm

    Really nice photos!
    I’ve never been to Turkey, but it seems like such a nice place to be. My family usually go to Greece, a place that I find to be perfect for the holidays =)

    • August 14, 2016 / 8:19 am

      Thank you so much! Greece looks so gorgeous, I want to go some day! 🙂

      • August 14, 2016 / 9:56 am

        Welcome 😄
        I love Greece, it is so peaceful and beautiful 🇬🇷
        If you ever can go, I definitely would

  5. August 13, 2016 / 10:50 pm

    Pretty pictures! nice photography xx
    -E x

  6. August 13, 2016 / 11:51 pm

    The pictures are lovely, it looks so beautiful! I’ve never been to Turkey before or really ever planned on visiting anytime soon but I may have just bumped it up my list haha! Glad to hear you had an amazing time☺ Leonie x

    • August 14, 2016 / 8:20 am

      Thank you! I never really had it on my ‘places to go’ list, however I’m so happy I went as it was so beautiful! x

  7. August 14, 2016 / 7:37 am

    Gorgeous photos, hope you had a wonderful time 💗🌞

  8. August 14, 2016 / 12:18 pm

    These are beautiful photos!! You surely had such a great time in Turkey! 😀

  9. August 15, 2016 / 8:31 pm

    The photos in this post are so stunning! I hope you had a good time in Turkey, it seems like such a wonderful country, I’d love to go one day x

    Frances xx

    PS – Mind checking out my latest post? xx

  10. August 16, 2016 / 10:59 pm

    It looks absolutely gorgeous, you’re so lucky! Also sweet potato fries are one of my favourite foods <3 x

    • August 17, 2016 / 10:08 am

      I know- its so pretty! YES, sweet potato fries are just amazing!! x

  11. August 28, 2016 / 5:04 pm

    Im quite new to your blog but I love it already!xx

    • August 28, 2016 / 5:15 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m so glad you like it! xx

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