At the moment we're in Oludeniz (that's the beach on the cover of every Turkey brochure). Actually I should say Yannik and I are in Oludeniz sitting under a shady tree with our entire belongings surrounding us.

Rupert and Lucky Luke have driven to Fethiye and it's not to repair the bumper we managed to dent by driving into an electricity pole (the pole came off worse than we did). In fact the shark is the problem, he's just too heavy and our long suffering roof rack broke yesterday whilst we were driving down a road made for donkeys.

So Rupert is off to find a man who can help us out but that shouldn't be too much of a problem here in Turkey as the natives are very friendly and helpful.

We read in a brochure that people in campervans can use the whole land as their campsite. So we have done just that, and whether we parked on a carpark overlooking a peaceful harbour or on a deserted mountain pass with no-one for company but a donkey, the reaction has always been the same. From out of nowhere people have appeared and welcomed au into their land, proud that we want to visit their part of Turkey. Luckily they didn't know we were the reason they now have no electricity and probably no phone connection either (sorry about the electricity pole!)

The land itself has so many surprises, round every corner there's a new spectacular view awaiting. From old Greek temples, to turquoise blue lagoons in amongst wooded islands, to craggy mountain tops rising above hills of pine and fields of cotton, it's altogether been amazing and not the Turkey I expected at all.


Ölüdeniz (near Fethiye)

Gökova (near Marmaris)

Kursunlu Waterfall (Antalya)