We had a very successful holiday in Icmeler at the end of october. From our balcony of hotel Laguna we had a beautiful view on the boulevard, the bay of Icmeler and the whole beach. We lived there in a subtropical area with temperatures averaging 30 degrees, it looked like a paradise on earth. However, it was clear that paradise Icmeler has awakened crude from its dream. Only the very pushy sales people and baremployees make you remember that you were in Turkey. Moreover, it seemed more like Birmingham at sea. All restaurants and bars are fully focused on English guests. Everywhere we were treated to loud compulsory English football and very hard top 40 music. Also we found many karaoke bars and transvestites show. Only in restaurant Kerem and Selem cafe you still had the feeling to be in Turkey. Fortunately, we rented a car for four days and so we have seen enough of the real Turkey and its friendly people. Because of this we can look back to two great weeks in Icmeler.