I was always grateful that I have the opportunities to visit different corners of the world. I was very excited about the trip to Turkey, as this was my first holiday to a Eurasian Country.
On 10th October 2015 the QOGLR team departed from London Gatwick to Izmir Turkey. The flight was delayed and the journey was very long but finally we made it to our hotel at Kusadasi Spa and Golf Resort where the hotel staff warmly welcomed us.
We spent the first morning in the resort planning our week ahead regarding our trip and sightseeing. As soon as the sun reached its highest peak we group of 6 people headed to explore the nearest town Kusadasi. We explored the local market and the Harbour where we took a 1 hr sightseeing boat ride. The following day we were visiting Pamukkale (cotton castle). Our journey to cotton castle was approximately 3 hours long but the excitement of the new place and breath taking views made the journey short. As soon as we got to there the giant White Mountain looked spectacular. We made our way up hill bare feet. The higher we got the more beautiful the view was.
We enjoyed the natural hot springs with minerals throughout our time there. Our trip to the Ancient Greek city of Ephesus was fascinating. The historical site had a lot of remarkable architecture along with great stories. After our visit to Ephesus we made our way to Sirince, which is one of the oldest villages. This village is very famous for its local wine and food. We took this opportunity to taste and try their authentic Turkish food that was extremely delicious.
The last place we visited on our trip was Dilek national park. The park was huge, it had spectacular mountains and beautiful clear blue beaches. It was a perfect place for hiking and picnics. We spent our last few days at the resort relaxing and enjoying the sun. The hotel was fantastic, it had various facilities such as a spa, swimming pools and karaoke nights. Overall I had a great experience and would like to thank ‘Give us Time’ for giving us this wonderful opportunity and the QOGLR Welfare team.