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General Discussion / Re: Your virtual Kalkan Holiday
« Last post by cleworthallray on May 31, 2020, 08:58:46 AM »
We’re in France next week and will
Be on ricard and of course gin and tonics. Langoustines and either Chablais or muscadet. Crusty baguette and Camembert. Of course like you Shiela is been cancelled so we had a French evening at home last night. It was great. I’ll try and put a picture of it on here but I’m never very successful. Hopefully and getting more confident that all will be fine at yours in September with our friends then back again in October to just down the road with our family. Even more confident the later is gets in the year. Baharat will roll out the carpet. And adem will be coming to pick us up for lunch. Sure hope it happens. Keep well.
General Discussion / Re: Your virtual Kalkan Holiday
« Last post by littlebrowndog on May 30, 2020, 10:43:48 PM »
Our virtual holiday would include a meal in Aubergine, Mousakka, Sade, Baharat and The Small House within the first few days.  We would then just take our fancy on the other days.  By the end of the holiday we would have visited all our favourites as well as discovered at least 2 new ones.  We would drink in Botanik, Black and Gold and probably Mousakka or Aubergine.  A boat trip or two would have to feature as well as a couple of BBQ's at ours with friends that we would be catching up with for the first time this year.  We have already missed our "Easter" trip and should be on our way again in a week but it's not to be.  Our fingers and toes remain crossed for September.  Oh how we are missing our happy place!  Stay well everyone and see you in the Turkish sunshine sometime soon
General Discussion / Re: Your virtual Kalkan Holiday
« Last post by tortoise lady on May 30, 2020, 05:07:53 PM »
We are off to Kalkan in a weeks time.   Looking forward to it.   Probably first lunch will be at Adams when we will have a collection of dishes, certainly including his hot fried liver, menemen, mucveri and his green beans in olive oil.
Accompanied by a bottle of Lal, perhaps, or a nicely chilled white.  Decisions, decisions.

We have in fact just had a long weekend in Cordoba, Spain, and had a splendid time.   Much Sangria was consumed and Spanish dishes such as gambas pil pil (one of my favourites) and pork fillet in an almond sauce.   The weather was brilliant and we had all our meals al fresco., surrounded by flowering shrubs.  Well chilled fino sherry was also consumed in some quantity.

We did have to go self-catering  (booked hotel wasn't available) but we are used to that when we go to Turkey.

My son's only complaint was that I had forgotten to have the champagne on the flight.   Must remember that next week on our trip to Kalkan.

OK, I admit it was a virtual holiday but we really did take it seriously and had Spanish food and relaxed.   One day we had a virtual trip around Cordoba itself, another day enjoyed a visit to the fabulous Mesquita, another day looked around the flower filled patios of the town.   All courtesy of various films and you tube.   Thanks to the good weather in London at the time we were able to eat all our meals in the garden and could hear the soft splash of water from a water feature.

We plan to do the same kind of thing for our virtual Kalkan holiday.   I have an online delivery just before we "travel" and will ensure it contains the kind of ingredients  necessary to make at least some Turkish dishes.   I fear the weather may not be as good as it was for the Cordoba visit but we will make the best of it.

We should indeed be going out to Kalkan next week but  the flight has obviously been cancelled.   Still hoping it just might be possible before summer is totally over but in the meantime will enjoy the virtual holiday.   Certainly plenty of photos of Kalkan now in digital form which we can look at on the TV screen, with a glass of something in hand.

General Discussion / Re: Your virtual Kalkan Holiday
« Last post by cleworthallray on May 24, 2020, 01:07:21 PM »
Got to be Baharat. It’s just a great night. Every year we say we will try more new places and usually only fir a couple in because we know that when go back to the ones we love it’s more like a family experience.
General Discussion / Re: Your virtual Kalkan Holiday
« Last post by Enjoy Kalkan on May 24, 2020, 12:27:36 PM »
Where to eat is always the most difficult decision!

Where are you missing most? Where would your first meal be? For me I think it might be Akin
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« Last post by Vessila on May 19, 2020, 08:56:39 AM »
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General Discussion / Re: Your virtual Kalkan Holiday
« Last post by littlelin on May 15, 2020, 07:08:00 PM »
We were due to fly out last Friday, instead of our usual first night meal at Alternatif we were sat on our drive having a social distanced VEDay drink. Being Tuesday we would have done our usual, drive to Calis Beach and ferry over to Fethiye for the market.
No doubt we would have had a few drinks at Fener watching the boats leave for a day around the bays, so here’s a photo of Janet enjoying a nice cool mint lemonade

Sorry I missed you on our virtual flight last Friday. Like you we were sat on our drive enjoying a very pleasant VE day celebration with our socially distanced neighbours. We would have been to Kinik market today, had lunch in one of their lokantas - real turkish food, probably 3 different dishes shared between us, salad, bread and soft drinks for about 38tl. Back to Kalkan and a dip in the pool and a doze on the sunbeds, then relaxing on our balcony with afternoon coffee. A shower and pre-dinner drinks before our leisurely stroll to town and the most difficult decision of the day, where are we going to eat.
General Discussion / Re: Your virtual Kalkan Holiday
« Last post by cleworthallray on May 15, 2020, 11:45:51 AM »
Oh yes.... We must look like crooks as we have been stopped at least 3 times in the last 10 years. Same place just as your going down the hill a few miles from the tunnel. Last year the cop said. Where are you from. I said near manchester. He said who do you support. City or united. I said I’m 67 have lived near manchester all my life but have never been to either. He smiled and said ok Ryan Giggs off you go. I thought he was called Bryan Riggs but thennn. Perhaps the cop was a part time market trader he was a happy cop. I said see you next year. 🤪
General Discussion / Re: Your virtual Kalkan Holiday
« Last post by Pompeyalbie on May 15, 2020, 10:58:16 AM »
I’m virtually writing this from the airport, up early and popped into town to collect our pre ordered sandwiches for lunch from Merkez, we’ve done this on a couple of times now and it beats arm & a leg airport food  and airline meals. Hit the road and stopped off at Calis Beach for breakfast with our friends Sam & Lee who are residents there. A smooth run down the D400 to Dalaman as usual and no speed traps to catch me.
Here’s to the next time we can actually come over for a proper holiday.
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