There are several trips that most people dream of taking in their life time. Thankfully I have been able to take them and enjoy them while getting paid. I was in the United States Navy and have been to numerous countries around the world. Most people dream of going to Rome and seeing site such as the Coliseum. Others want to go to Paris to visit the Eifel Tower. The some dream of going to the Swiss Alps.
In this edition I will tell you about one place a lot of people may not be aware of that is worth your time.
Marmaris is a sea side city located in Turkey. The culture here is a lot like that of third world countries with children trying to sell you different nick-knacks. Many of these are bracelets and other hand woven items. The people of Marmaris will refer to you as my friend my friend. This is common for the young and old over there.
What to do in Marmaris
Marmaris is one of the least known party cities in the world. For the time you arrive in Marmaris everybody will be offering you alcoholic beverages. I do mean everybody businesses, cab drivers, massage parlors, and of course the bars.
Is shopping your thing? These people want your business and are willing to butter you up to get it. The good thing is that they do not find it rude as long as you say no thanks. You can however get some great deals in Marmaris on items that you want. You want a nice leather jacket made of lamb. No problem you can negotiate them down to approximately $150 for a $500 jacket.
Need a massage your at the right place. The Turkish massages are some of the best that I have experienced in my travels. You can negotiate with them on the price too. You can get an hour and a half for approximately $50. That is the price of an hour in a lot of American cities. You also have the luxury of taking in the sauna while you wait for your massage. You can also enjoy a drink in the whirlpool while wait.
Places to eat
Uno Momento is a great place if you’re looking for a great steak dinner. This place has one of the best locations in all of Marmaris when it comes to restaurants. Uno Momento is located on the beach. There is no way that you can miss an opportunity to have a great steak dinner and enjoy it on the beach.
If you are like myself when it comes to traveling you have to try Sofra Restaurant. This is a quiet little place that serves up only the best local food. This is the place you have to go to try such treats as lamb stew. Lamb is a hard meat unless it is cooked right then it is one of the best meats you can try. Believe you me these people know how to cook some lamb.
Place to Stay
Elegance Hotel Marmaris is the only place I have ever stayed at while in Turkey. This hotel is a picture perfect hotel, and the rooms are very roomy unlike hotels that I have visited in other countries. The staff here is great to work with. You will need to book this hotel in advance though as it can fill up pretty quickly. The do offer breakfast in the mornings, which is something that not all hotels in Europe offer. The food here is awesome too. So why not grab your breakfast at the hotel and then take off for your day.
The location for the bars is on bar street. This is actually more of an alley way that has nothing but bars in it. There are bars such as the Greenhouse there that offer a free t-shirt if you can drink a fishbowl of alcohol. This party seen is like nothing seen in American and very few other European cities.
Tip of the Day
During your stay in Marmaris always go out with friends. Do not go out alone as this is a foreign country. While overseas it is best to maintain a buddy system. Remember that you cannot spot all the police over there all that easily either. This makes it hard to get the help that you may seek.