Kalkan Turkey Forum - EnjoyKalkan.com would like to place cookies on your computer to help us make this website better. To find out more about the cookies, see our privacy notice.
To accept the cookie click here, or please login or register.

Author Topic: Concrete Kalkan?!  (Read 9380 times)

Offline Enjoy Kalkan

  • Administrator
  • Kalkander!
  • *
  • Posts: 2,673
  • My Thankyou Count: 59
    • Share Post
    • EnjoyKalkan
  • Owner: Yes
  • Resident: No
Concrete Kalkan?!
« on: March 16, 2008, 01:51:11 PM »
Has anyone seen the article in the Sunday Times today about other Turkish hillside resorts ........

http://travel.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/travel/destinations/turkey/article3552315.ece

I think "concrete Kalkan" is a little unfair but maybe a warning sign to slow down the building work while so many are unsold?

Linkback: https://www.enjoykalkan.com/forum/index.php?topic=1248.0

Offline felicity

  • EnjoyKalkan Lover
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,847
  • My Thankyou Count: 28
    • Share Post
    • Villa Kirmizi Lale
  • Owner: Yes
Re: Concrete Kalkan?!
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2008, 02:20:52 PM »
Hi Jon - Yes - I did see it - and thought the wording was a little harsh.....but not as bad as what they said about Hisaronu - ..''the concrete ugliness of Hisaronu''.. :P  However, I think they they featured nicely on Bezirgan and Islamar and I''m sure that it will do Owlsland a big favour and ultimately, if people stumble upon Kalkan in the process - they might see that it isn''t quite the concrete jungle that the article implies..!!   ;)
Villa Kirmizi Lale - www.villakirmizilale.co.uk

Offline Enjoy Kalkan

  • Administrator
  • Kalkander!
  • *
  • Posts: 2,673
  • My Thankyou Count: 59
    • Share Post
    • EnjoyKalkan
  • Owner: Yes
  • Resident: No
Re: Concrete Kalkan?!
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2008, 02:26:37 PM »
I agree Felicity - I thought the wording was harsh, of all the places to describe as "full english breakfast" places I wouldnt have picked Kalkan!

Would love to know more about the author of the article!

Offline sally

  • EnjoyKalkan Fan
  • ***
  • Posts: 529
  • My Thankyou Count: 3
    • Share Post
Re: Concrete Kalkan?!
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2008, 03:21:10 PM »


Would love to know more about the author of the article!

He is an author of quite a few books about Turkey: "A fez of the Heart" about travels in Turkey & also (can''t remember title) the history of St Nicholas/Santa Claus.

The trip was paid for by exclusive escapes - wonder how happy they are about that remark about Kalkan?

Offline holidayfever

  • EnjoyKalkan Regular
  • **
  • Posts: 276
  • My Thankyou Count: 0
    • Share Post
Re: Concrete Kalkan?!
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2008, 03:29:04 PM »
I agree lots of villa''s have been built over the years, but it sure isn''t like a concrete jungle, to me a concrete jungle is high rise''s where you cant see the lovely views around you, thinking the Costa''s in Spain, if Turkey ever became anything like, I would be the first not to go, I hate concrete jungles, Kalkan is no where near that yet, and please god hope it never will be.

Offline msr

  • EnjoyKalkan Regular
  • **
  • Posts: 230
  • My Thankyou Count: 10
    • Share Post
Re: Concrete Kalkan?!
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2008, 05:11:23 PM »
 If the author thinks that Kalkan is a ''concrete jungle'' I would be interested to hear his views on Marmaris!

Offline Mrs B

  • EnjoyKalkan Regular
  • **
  • Posts: 235
  • My Thankyou Count: 0
    • Share Post
Re: Concrete Kalkan?!
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2008, 05:13:03 PM »
Well, it means more room for the rest of us!
If he wants to see a concrete jungle i can direct him to many, but Kalkan isnt one of them.



Offline Em1

  • EnjoyKalkan Fan
  • ***
  • Posts: 472
  • My Thankyou Count: 2
    • Share Post
  • Owner: Yes
  • Resident: No
Re: Concrete Kalkan?!
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2008, 05:21:44 PM »
Hi
I think what this author has written is not harsh, but incorrect and uninformed. I have never thought of Gocek or Olu Deniz as concrete jungles, let alone Kalkan. Maybe the author has forgotten to travel to many other holiday places around the world, on each continent, or is simply blind?
I also find it strange that he raves about Bezirgan, and then seems to leave it all the time apart from to eat and sleep! I think Bezirgan is fab, and was looking forward to a day at Owlsland at Easter, but unfortunately the owner has a broken leg at the moment!
What is strange is I have just bought this authors book to read in Kalkan...so who knows where this will lead?
Just my view of course...
Em
Em

Offline yelkenite

  • EnjoyKalkan Regular
  • **
  • Posts: 194
  • My Thankyou Count: 0
    • Share Post
  • Owner: Yes
  • Resident: No
Re: Concrete Kalkan?!
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2008, 06:28:06 PM »
''Concrete Kalkan'' or the ''Full English Breakfast'' thing all sound somewhat wide of the mark for most of us with a great deal of experience of the place. It may be just a gentle nudge to the developers to slow things down a bit, allow the glut of property that appears to be around at the moment time to be ''soaked up'', but I didn''t see too many signs around, when I was last there in Octobe ''07, most of the people I know looking forward to ''development time'' again irrespective of the markets available to actually turn the construction around.   Seems weird. I guess quite a few people will be getting their fingers burnt over what appears to be a reckless disregard for market forces.  Articles like this one can hardly enhance the flavour of Kalkan to people that aren''t aware of it''s attractions can it? We need another article to rebut this one. Show the other side.  Anybody????
Bill

Offline BevJam

  • EnjoyKalkan Regular
  • **
  • Posts: 257
  • My Thankyou Count: 4
    • Share Post
  • Owner: Yes
  • Resident: Yes
Re: Concrete Kalkan?!
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2008, 07:55:46 PM »
I read the article about an hour ago and thought it was a really cheap insult. Maybe yhere''s a complaints section on the Times online site. I''ll have a look.

Bevjam
Carpe diem

Offline BevJam

  • EnjoyKalkan Regular
  • **
  • Posts: 257
  • My Thankyou Count: 4
    • Share Post
  • Owner: Yes
  • Resident: Yes
Re: Concrete Kalkan?!
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2008, 08:12:22 PM »
Looked at the site and the only thing I can find under comment is the letters page where you can reply on previous articles in the paper. Interestingly if you search for Kalkan there are some other lovely pieces about Kalkan.

Bevjam

Offline Enjoy Kalkan

  • Administrator
  • Kalkander!
  • *
  • Posts: 2,673
  • My Thankyou Count: 59
    • Share Post
    • EnjoyKalkan
  • Owner: Yes
  • Resident: No
Re: Concrete Kalkan?!
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2008, 10:50:19 PM »
Nice 4 page spread about Kalkan in Place in the Sun magazine this month  :D

Offline Chucky

  • EnjoyKalkan Lover
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,969
  • My Thankyou Count: 16
  • Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive!!
    • Share Post
  • Owner: No
  • Resident: No
Re: Concrete Kalkan?!
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2008, 09:11:17 PM »
Jon, have you got a link for this (Place in the Sun) as I could not find anything

Offline Enjoy Kalkan

  • Administrator
  • Kalkander!
  • *
  • Posts: 2,673
  • My Thankyou Count: 59
    • Share Post
    • EnjoyKalkan
  • Owner: Yes
  • Resident: No
Re: Concrete Kalkan?!
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2008, 09:18:53 PM »
I couldnt find a website but its in this months magazine :)

Offline Em1

  • EnjoyKalkan Fan
  • ***
  • Posts: 472
  • My Thankyou Count: 2
    • Share Post
  • Owner: Yes
  • Resident: No
Re: Concrete Kalkan?!
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2008, 09:19:27 PM »
Hi
Maybe I will find time to read it at the airport newsagents tomorrow >:D
Em

Offline Chucky

  • EnjoyKalkan Lover
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,969
  • My Thankyou Count: 16
  • Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive!!
    • Share Post
  • Owner: No
  • Resident: No
Re: Concrete Kalkan?!
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2008, 09:35:16 PM »
Probably Em, what with the 10 hours expected delay on flights to Dalaman due to the sudden and totally unexpected blizzard, thunderstorm and the plague of locusts etc that is currently affecting all the area with it''s epicentre reportedly being in Kalkan. Stocks of Efes are due to run out tonight and Easter visitors are being advised to stay at home.
Glad I am not going.  ;D

Offline Em1

  • EnjoyKalkan Fan
  • ***
  • Posts: 472
  • My Thankyou Count: 2
    • Share Post
  • Owner: Yes
  • Resident: No
Re: Concrete Kalkan?!
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2008, 09:40:41 PM »
Jealousy is unbecoming of a lady, Joan!
 ;D

Offline Chucky

  • EnjoyKalkan Lover
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,969
  • My Thankyou Count: 16
  • Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive!!
    • Share Post
  • Owner: No
  • Resident: No
Re: Concrete Kalkan?!
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2008, 09:42:58 PM »
Why on earth would you think I am a Lady? LOL ;D

Offline sally

  • EnjoyKalkan Fan
  • ***
  • Posts: 529
  • My Thankyou Count: 3
    • Share Post
Re: Concrete Kalkan?!
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2008, 10:56:27 PM »
Why on earth would you think I am a Lady? LOL ;D

I''ve met her - she ain''t no lady - thank gawd - she''s a lovely down-to-earth-laught-a-minute woman!!

Offline Chucky

  • EnjoyKalkan Lover
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,969
  • My Thankyou Count: 16
  • Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive!!
    • Share Post
  • Owner: No
  • Resident: No
Re: Concrete Kalkan?!
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2008, 06:11:02 PM »
Awww, thank you Sally, your cheque is in the post :-*


Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter

xx
First time to Kalkan - Family of 3 - recommended restaurants in Kalkan please??

Started by Harrogate_female on Restaurants, Bars, Nightlife & Shopping

5 Replies
2906 Views
Last post October 05, 2009, 01:48:16 PM
by howmad
xx
Transfer to Dalaman from Kalkan 24/10/2009 / return Dalaman to Kalkan 9/11

Started by Buster on Flights and Travel

0 Replies
2072 Views
Last post October 02, 2009, 11:23:26 AM
by Buster
xx
Not going to Kalkan

Started by The Engineer on Other Resorts

6 Replies
4528 Views
Last post August 27, 2009, 03:00:13 PM
by The Engineer
recycled
Looking for a loo in Kalkan...

Started by BearsdenTony on General Discussion

8 Replies
2141 Views
Last post July 02, 2009, 10:45:30 PM
by misty
 


Sponsored Links

* Search Kalkan Forum


* Your Account Information

 
 
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Sponsored Links

Official Turkish E-Visa Application

Official Turkish E-Visa

* Connect to Kalkan on Facebook & Twitter

Kalkan Weather

* Recent Posts From Our Forum

Adverts on the site. by cleworthallray
[Yesterday at 10:03:13 AM]


Re: Coronavirus Planning by Haybo
[April 01, 2020, 02:08:31 PM]


Re: Coronavirus Planning by pw
[March 30, 2020, 07:49:40 PM]


Re: Vodafone UK to Hit Brits Stranded in Turkey with Roaming Hike by Enjoy Kalkan
[March 30, 2020, 03:19:45 PM]


Re: Coronavirus Planning by Haybo
[March 30, 2020, 03:00:25 PM]

* Random photos from our Kalkan Photo Gallery

EK 70s Night

Views: 3195
By: Enjoy Kalkan
Koton cat

Views: 2026
By: saskia
Street Shampoo

Views: 2501
By: Jann