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First ever report.

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First ever report.

Hello, its my first report so bear with me please.Have just got back from our second trip to dalyan(to shy to write on my first) Hubby and i stayed at the Riverside again, smashing little place, so comfy and laid back.We flew with monarch wich was first class.Weather a bit iffy for first 3 days then 7 fab sunny and hot days.Our 1st stop is always the prince of caunos on the balcony the view is stunning my fave place especially if the imam starts calling, then i know im back in lovely dalyan.Some of the places we visited was golbasi,lovely setting and staff but food so so,on murdos advice we tried Natural Paradise lady chef very good, Panorama,hot flat breads, chicken/ kofte shish, excellent. wont go on about all the meals and drinks but some other nice places we called at was,Tequilla bar with the lovely Ibrahim, dalyano bar, lovely owner and busy all the time , Okbasi sat on the deck with a G+T stunning view,Bistro Clou lovely staff and Green cottage. Too many to mention really. The day after the T A meet we called in L T S and eddy pointed out Stephenesque so i introduced myself and had a chat, it was lovely to put a face to the name, sorry i missed some other forum members it would of been nice but shy again. Thats funny because when i do meet some you will say SHY what is she talking about!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stephen invited us to the quizbut had forgotten my hubby was taking a bike over to caunos and candir and he was shattered when he got back so sat at hotel bar and sunk 1 or 6 G+Ts so apologies stephen, maybe next time as we are coming back early oct. Question for the girls now, i have been visualizing (sp) what some of the lads are like on here, i know stephen is gorgeous but what about some others! I can imagine Victor is a bit James Bondish,full head of dark glossy hair with just a whisp of grey,piercing blue eyes, chisled jawline a bit connery/ daniel craig! am i right? and Murdo, well ,a bit of a rogue,David essex look(In his hey day) 6 pack, oozing sex appeal! Im right ar,nt i girls?Anyway we did loads more but dont want to bore you, so must go as it has taken me 1 hr to compose this as i can only type with 1 finger !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! bye bamba xxx

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1. Re: First ever report.

Loved reading this bambabamba, and you made me giggle; I'm sure Murdo and Victor will be highly flattered by your descriptions!

Will have to try Prince of Caunos as we haven't been there yet. I totally understand your meaning about the call to prayer; I love to listen to it and it really does evoke a sense of being somewhere where religion and culture are still important in day to day life.

I share your opinion about Golbasi too; stunning location and definitely worth a visit, but we found food to be average. That said, there are several forumites that swear by the food so it might be a case of which dishes are the better ones or which chef is on duty!

Don't be too shy to join the TA meets etc - I think most of us are a little apprehensive about meeting "strangers" but you soon get over it. Sounds like you had a lovely holiday and it's not too long to wait for your next "fix"! :-)

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Thanks LTR glad you replied was going to ask you, as i know you like your plants. We was sat at the tea house having an iced coffee (best in dalyan ) and there was a tree with lilac/ purple flowers on , have you any idea what it is ? iI wondered if i could grow one in a large tub thanks. bamba xx

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Hi Bambabamba, glad you felt brave enough to post - a fun read! Was the purple flower tree a jacaranda - there are a lot out flowreing at the time.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacaranda

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Grt report thanks for sharing. i know what you mean i always think others wont want to hear wot i hv to say but love reading others reports. probably my warped sense of humour.

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Lovely read Bambabamba. I'm with you on the descriptions. Murdoman definitely a bit of a hippy! Hoping to get to the TA meet up the first Wednesday in July.

Sarahx

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Attagul, I think you may be right. I will have a read and see if i can grow it here .thanks .bamba xx

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Go for it loumess, its quite easy really . tell us all about your holiday then. go on .bamba xx

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bambabamba, yes as Attagul says, the tree is a jacaranda; we have one at our place in Dalyan. It was one of the first things I put on my plant list for the garden because I absolutely adore them and they look so pretty at this time of year. I'm not sure how hardy they are but I'm sure you'd be able to get one from an online plant specialist. :-)

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Does yours flower twice a year Love2Roam - was reading somewhere they flower again in the Autumn. Absolutely stunning trees - seems they are water greedy though...

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I'm not sure Attagul - I've only noticed it flowering at this time of year but mine is only 3 years old and gets a hard prune at the beginning of the year. I haven't noticed it flowering in September, but I've not been to Dalyan in October or November so it's quite possible it has flowered again when I've not been there to enjoy it! I also have a lovely climbing red rose but have only seen it once in flower. But I'm not complaining - there's always plenty of colour in the garden. Possibly the reason jacaranda do so well in Dalyan is because of the heat and sun, with lots of rain in winter. I remember seeing a beautiful painting in my teens (can't remember the artist) called "Under the Jacaranda Tree". It was a group of African tribesmen, sat under a glorious jacaranda in flower, enjoying a gossip. I regretted not buying the painting at the time, but never imagined that one day I would be lucky enough to own such a tree! :-)

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