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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Yonca's Retreat.

During this round of  ABCW  I have written quite a lot about our many trips around Turkey, we have stayed in 4 and 5*Hotels,  A Mountain Hut, (loosely described as a rustic pension) complete with holes in the roof, we discovered this during  a scary storm orchestrated by the loudest thunder and fork lightning, which was streaking across the turquoise blue lake beneath us, and stripping the bark off the surrounding fir trees. The exceedingly rude owner,  ignored our requests to move to another room, even though rain water was cascading down the walls... His attitude was a shrug and a 'what do you expect, this is a mountain lodge, and yes, it does rain!







 


After the storm, then a beautiful sunset.


The fire was lit to dry out the rather damp guests

 

The next day we managed to pin down the holiday manager who immediately arranged for us to transfer to


Yonca's Retreat

What a delightful retreat YONKA'S place is , We were greeted by herself and a very friendly golden retriever called Bertie who wagged hi tail so energetically that he almost lost his balance, He was to be our best friend of the holiday.

 

It was just like walking into a secret garden.

Yonca  was a very talented lady, she would write all day long and then indulge in her art work, we would often see her sitting down by the harbour sketching away.

The name of the place where Yonca's Retreat is situated is called Kalkan, It is in a delightful part of The Turkish Riviera and has lots of tiny boats and yachts bobbing around in the beautiful turquoise waters.

Beyond the harbour there are lots of quaint little shops purveying aromatic herbs and spices, the aromas are divine. There are a lot of roof top restaurants serving delicious Turkish cuisine.


The views across the town and the harbour and looking toward the mountains are sublime.

Oh how I yearn to visit Turkey again but sadly my failing health is against me! Also the political climate in my favourite countries are deemed to be high risk areas for British tourists.
Maybe we can revisit Austria and do a spot of Yodelling !
There! decision made..Yodelling in Austria...our next holiday destination and we could probably take a leisurely drive through Europe via the Euro Tunnel.
 
My sincere thanks to the lovely Yorkshire lass, Denise for devising ABCW and also to the ever Youthful Roger for doing what he does, so well!
 
 

19 comments:

  1. As usual, I enjoy my virtual trips throughout Europe and Asia with You. Blessings!

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  2. Wonderful pictures.... now and then, to wander through those little streets somewhere else on the planet can be very nice, i would like to be able to do it more often.

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  3. Very unique experience at such a beautiful place.

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  4. Very unique experience at such a beautiful place.

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  5. Youthful! Thanks.

    Nice pics.

    ROG, ABCW

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  6. Roger you have to youthful with such an active brain..
    Lively mind = lively body = young at heart..
    love Di xx

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  7. Your posts are always so delightful to read. Thank you for the stories about your holidays. The rude moutain lodge owner must have been a brother of Basil's , who owned " Fawlty Towers".
    Have a great week and take care!
    Wil, ABCW Team

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  8. A delightful holiday and kind of you to share your travels with us stay-at-homes!

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  9. Splendid pictures..thanks for sharing.

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  10. Fortunately you could change ! It looks great. I am also sad about the situation in these countries, and if the tourists stay away it's even worse for them.

    Gattina
    ABC Wednesday
    http://gattina-keyholepictures.blogspot.com/

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  11. I would definitely visit Austria again , it is fabulous. Even though your trip to Turkey looks wonderful. Yonca's place looks fabulous too. Very sad about all the political situations going on in these countries. You might have to put your holiday on hold though Diane, getting in and out of France at the moment is Manic, such a shame too. take care xoxo Anne

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  13. To all the kind commenters, I thank you for dropping by and
    taking the time to air your views,
    I'm sorry I cannot reply individually this time but we're preparing
    to go down to Surrey for a long week-end to spend some time with
    our daughter Kirsten, husband Dean, and grandchildren Molly and Freddy.
    It is Molly's end of term production before she goes up into the senior
    school.
    I can't believe our lovely first born grandchild is eleven, how time flies!

    Best wishes,

    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  14. the heater is like a pizza oven we made in school.

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  15. Yonca's Retreat looks delightful. I would love to find a place like that to hang out and sleep for a couple of days. Nope, couldn't in the Mama's garden. I'd be put to work after half an hour of sitting, if that.:-)
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

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  16. Yonca's retreat sounds like a wonderful place to stay. And the sunset compensates for the rainy stay.

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  17. Thanks again to Sussie Ann Chen and Cherie,
    for taking the time to comment, still having fun
    with our daughter and family.
    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  18. Thanks again to Sussie Ann Chen and Cherie,
    for taking the time to comment, still having fun
    with our daughter and family.
    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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I always try to reply to each comment on an individual basis so please pop back, when you have time, as there may be more to learn from either side, i.e. myself and commenter Thank you, Di x