Well back from another lovely 2 weeks in gumbet, especially to the wonderful people who we meet year in year out.
Weather, glorious as ever.
Tosunoglu apts, basic, but massive apts, good location, bar area bleak and no atmosphere, but ok for a base, but I do think there is better out there for the same price.
Meals, had some nice meals.
Carpdiem -, was starting out to be our best, on the beach lovely setting, until a cockaroach infestion started, as quite a few came out of the floor. Quick exit.
Family door - didn't like it the last 2 times I went, and this time it was worse, service is very poor, no organisation in starters coming out, drinks odd, tia maria was disgusting and even bar staff agreed.
Café de Colombia - nice steak cooked well.
Uncle festers - best meal of the holiday, had the uncle festers speicail,
Jasmin garden, had the stew in a clay pot, couldn't describe it as anything less, lol, ok but a bit bland. Breakfasts are great here though.
Captains bar and grill, had sunday lunch here, it was lovely especially the apple pie for deserts, but beware the portions are not massive, there was a small scoop of mash and 1 roast potato, but what we did get was nice.
China town, nice meal.
Lemon tree (bitez) nice average food, but good views of the bay from the roof top, especially when the fireworks are going off.
McDonalds, did a call out one night....lol when we'd had a few too many voddies.
Pappas kebabs, had one on a night home, lovely.
Bars we didn't venture any further up than lmt bar, which was far enough for us, spent our nights in happy bar pub, when we did go out.
What did we do.
2 all inc boat trips for 50 Turkish lira they were excellent, but they are run by out friend so we are a bit biased.
Day out at Bietz at the lemon tree, wouldn't go anywhere else...lol
Went to Bodrum for the night, went earlyish, did a bit of shopping, and watched the sun go down on the beach from the moonlight bar.
did a bit of shopping, bought a few bags, slippers, converse, vans, t-shirts, all good value but you do have to barter.
We found gumbet to be much quitter from previous years, and this has now taken to more hassle on the street, it is relentless. And I object to someone picking me up off the street and carrying me into a bar, this happened in bar street and we was just walking down it from having a meal at china town.
We think that Gumbet has changed and not for the better, on 2 occasions we was followed home, by a white car, that cruised along the side of us, and this was when there was 6 of us.
also one night when walking along in 2's one of the couples were approached by 2 men who asked them to go for a walk with them.
This side of gumbet is becoming more common, and we felt less safe this year than others, Bar street according to a couple of girls who went at night, is more full of Turkish men than tourists, so much that they stopped going out, and stayed with us.
Weather of course
Cheap effes at uncle festers
meeting up with old friends English and Turkish.
The lovely handbags
The hassle has gone worse
The feeling of being unsafe when walking home.
Being picked up off the street and carried into a full bar.
Would we go again next year, probably because we've met some lovely friends there, who we love to meet up with each year, but we would do it for the days round the pool, boat trips, and the nights at the pool bar with the friends we had made.
If we was just going back for a holiday as 4 women it would be a no no.