Aug 27, 2006

VACATION IN TURKEY

Turkey ay maganda, masarap ang pagkain at Friendly pala sila, first time, akala ko nakatakot sila, stickto or masungit, Mali pala ako, mabait pala, friendly at helpful din, Kagaya natin mga Pinoy, helpful din, lalo na kung may Tip....
Basta mga mabait sila at friendly, hindi siguro lahat, pero sa na met ko lang or namin, mga mabait sila at friendly and always, "SMILE"...........sa akin lang itong observation,ok?.......I know every person has his/her own Character, kahit na sino yon pinaka mabait na tao, meron talagang Negative and Positive.

Ay oo nga, masyadong maiinit ang weather pa, from 38-40 grad, whereas here germany, always raining at 16-22 grad lang.

Our flight was 6:30pm, pero we recieved an email and letter per Post from the Agency, na madelayed daw ang flight namin ng 9:30pm.

When boarding time, delayed naman, 11:00pm na kami naka alis from frankfurt-Antalya, dahil may mga passagers na, ewan ko, nagkagulo man yon.
May isang group na hindi pala sa Plane na yon, sa ibang Plane pala sila........ay naku magulo talaga.

Kaya yon, we arrived in Antalya International Airport, 2:30am, the following day, tapos from Antalya, it takes 45mins. to drive, sa place ng Hotel namin, which is Colakli, part sa town of Side...............imagine we arrived around 4:30am na......kulang na lang mag breakfast nalang daritso.....

pero ok lang kasi ang biyahi namin, ok at comfortable, hindi kami hectic at Stress.......

The hotel was so nice, clean, the sorrounding are also nice cultivated and feel at home talaga kami.
What i missed now, that everyday, there is anybody clean and change our beddings ......

The Pool was also nice and clean, kaya lang naku ang daming mga visitors, kasi first come, first naka kuha ng mga "Liegestuhl" kaya yon iba, hindi na kinukuha or keep yon mga towel nila, para sa next day, may place na sila.....

The Restaurant and the Pool bar, yon malinis din, at 24hrs. yon softdrinks, beer, red and white wine, tea,coffee and service.
Ay oo nga, All Inclusive mostly ang mga hotel doon, kaya yon, free lahat, aside from Foods my time sila.

Breakfast is 8-10am, Lunch 12-2pm, Ice cream and Cake, 3-5pm and Dinner is 7-9pm too.
At may Midnight Soup pa sila, 12-2am........
See, hindi ka talaga magutom doon or thirsty, kasi everytime meron pagkain at drinks, kahit sa Beach ka, ganoon din ang services nila, only Lunch lang doon at yon drinks ganoon din, drinks as much as you can.

They have also animations for Children and adults....like children disco, karaoki, Amphitheatre, kids club, arts and etc.
Adults, na ja, meron din silang disco, folkdances, dart , tennis court, sauna, billard, fitness room and etc.
Aside from Hamam,massage, parlor and waterski, this is extra pay

So not boring talaga doon kahit sa hotel at beach ka lang, kasi they have some activities and meron kang magawa, privately, like books reading and sleeping....which what i always do.....

Please see some of our pics. we got from the hotel:
http://viki06.myphotoalbum.com/view_album.php?set_albumName=album11

2nd day, kim was sick, she has fever and cough, kaya dinala namin sa hotel clinic, meron din clinic ang hotel,
first the doctor gaves only kim medicines and in 2 days, balik kami for check-up daw kung ano ang resulta.

3rd day, we went to Manavgat, the 2nd town, around 20 mins., which we rude this Dolmus-like jeepney sa atin, and the fare is only 1.50euro, kung sasakay kami ng Taxi, its costed 10 euro, kaya sa Dolmus na kami sumakay, marami pa kaming makita.
nagpunta kami dito kasi gusto naming makita ang sabi nilang "MARKT", ay naku parang TABO sa atin .......hindi kami nagtagal kasi masyadong mainit, at si Kim nilagnat na naman.

4th day, sa hotel lang kami, sa pool lang, nagswimming silang kim at bernie, kasi ang init masyado, yon weather ba, parang yon nagbake ka sa Oven tapos you open the oven door, yon ang feeling mo sa weather doon,....mainit masyado, parang hindi talaga ako makahinga sa init.

In the afternoon, around 6pm, pumunta kami sa Clinic ulit, kasi ang taas ng lagnat ni Kim, pinadala kami sa Hospital, at na confined si Kim for 2 days.
Imagine nandoon kaming 3 doon sa Hospital, wala kaming dalang damit, kahit na toothbrush, kasi hindi namin akalain na ganoon ang mangyayari.
The next day, gusto namin pumunta sa Hotel to change and bring something for Kim, ayaw ni kim na mag-isa lang siya sa room nya, kaya yon, bumili na lang si bernie ng toothbrush doon sa botika nila.
Mabuti na lang sa room lang kami ni kim, so hindi kami ng sweat kaya yon, OK lang kahit na yon damit namin day and night.....

Pero in the 2nd day namin doon, mabuti na lang umiyak si kim, na ayaw na nya doon sa hospital, sa hotel na lang daw, kasi para kaming mga Prisoners doon, walang makita at hindi rin kami makalabas kasi masyadong mainit talaga yon week na yon. Sabi pa ng news doon, yon daw ang the hottest summer nila.

Mabuti, ok ang doctor ni kim, at sabi nya kung anong mangyari, balik kami doon kasi hindi pa daw masyadong magaling si Kim.

So dito na tayo sa Payment of Bills.....hindi namin akalain, yon ang statement of accounts namin bayaran, kasi hindi sila tatanggap sa Insurance papers namin, they accept only Cash or Credit Card, kami na daw ang mag files sa reinbursement dito sa Insurance namin, so walang nagawa binayaran na lang namin.....

Akala namin, hundred of euros lang, imagine 2 days confinemend worth of 1,400 plus ang kay kim at sa akin almost 200 euros, na yon sa akin check-up lang,

Sabi pa nila, kaya daw yon ang amount kasi alam nila na Insurance ang magbayad, so they gave us specialist doctor and private hospital.
Sabagay, ang hospital and room are private at the doctors mga magaling talaga.
Sayang hindi ko nadala ang camera namin, so we have no pics. of kims confinement.

So, mostly of our days were only spent in the hotel and beach nila, kasi takot kami baka anong mangyari ni kim, baka magkasakit naman, dahil sa weather na masyadong mainit.
We cancelled our tour/trips na offered by the travelling agency, we spent almost our time only in the hotel, beach at neighboring towns.

Nagsightseeing kami sa town of SIDE, ang ganda sa views doon at marami talagang makita na historical views, kaya madali lang din kami, kasi si kim nahihilo sa weather, init talagang masyado sa time na nandoon kami.

Please see my photoalbum, some pics. in Side......
http://viki06.myphotoalbum.com/view_album.php?set_albumName=album15

Maybe this already long,baka sakit na mata or too boring or not interesant, please, if you have time just view my "MYPHOTOALBUM" i loaded some pics. there, hope you enjoy looking it.

So, eventhough our vacation mostly in the hotel and beach, but I am very happy and of course Relax, kasi my works there is only sleeping,eating,roaming around,reading and for myself......really "Vacation is Relaxation", .....before i forgot, when i arrived in Turkey i had read a signed there:

"LIFE IS NICE; ENJOY IT"..................

21 comments:

Carlotz said...

wow- seems nag have fun jud mo sa inyong bakasyon. sorry to hear na nagkasakit si Kim. Hope ok na siya. I enjoyed basa sa inyong bakasyon. Segi ayo ayo kanunay. muuaaahhh
Sunday, August 27th 2006 @ 12:33 PM

Marikay said...

Hi Vicki! Wow, you had a wonderful trip my dear...! I havent had a chance to look at your pics yet but I will comeback and do so...we just got back from vacation one week ago and then my girls started school this week. I just also removed 3 slide shows tonight so you missed seeing all the pictures of our vacation! We had a good time as well...take care & have a happy week...I'll be back tomorrow to check out your pics...
Sunday, August 27th 2006 @ 6:38 PM

Ethel said...

Halo Bon, welcome back!
Sounds cool inyong bakasyon nagdala unta kag sunshine kay naunsa naman ta dire uy nga tugnaw naman, mag putos na sab siguro ta ani sa atong mga gitz hehehe.. mo tan-aw ra ko sa pics ninyo ha, la pa ko kakita.
Have a great week!
Monday, August 28th 2006 @ 6:10 AM

Malou said...

Hallo Vk nakita na nako ang imong mga litrato diri... kanindot baya sa inyong bakasyon oy... maynalang naayo na si Kim ron ug si Bernie naman gakasakit ron gibayook... Hahahah.... napildi mi ni Kim sa among pustahanay may ibedensiya man gyod na naligo gyod ka ug wala hadlok sa tubig hehehehe Banghead] pildi mi da...
(Kim wir haben verloren) ug ka cute baya ninyo duha oy kussi kussi im sonnenuntergang.... balik lang unya ko... usab
Monday, August 28th 2006 @ 7:28 AM

Kookie said...

wow bon2 enjoy diay mo sa inyong bakasyon bisan wala ka managhid naku laag lol aside from gihilantan si kim how is she doing? school start pretty soon hug and kisses everyone muah.
Tuesday, August 29th 2006 @ 2:26 AM

Loloy Marcial said...

:)It seems nga enjoy kaayo mo sa inyo parte, dili pareha sa amo pag-anha nga gasigeg karagkarag ug agpas sa tren. Gibayook diay si Bernie? Na, kuyaw ra ba na, di na gyod masundan si Kim. hehehehehhe....:)
Wednesday, August 30th 2006 @ 9:36 AM

Lolli said...

Halo BOn muzta na diha naa moy sunshine hatag beh hehhe... human naman guro ang summer wa na jud atong bibingka ani di mangliki kay ting tugnaw naman hahahha nakatawa bitaw ko atong kanta nga bibingka ug budbod pastilan jud kataw-anan kaayo ning akong lolo uy.
Wednesday, August 30th 2006 @ 10:26 AM

Marikay said...

Hi Vicki, I went to look at your vacation pics today and all of them looks so nice. The buildings and the ocean are so pretty Im sure to see in person. I like the pic of you and your hubby kissing & you all holding the sun...that was clever..you daughter is so pretty as well....did your son not go with you?...take care...
Wednesday, August 30th 2006 @ 5:04 PM

Lanie G said...

hi vick, glad kim feeling better grabe diay gyod ka init sa turkey as in just like pinas seguro no... but as least nag-enjoy mo sa inyo vacation even though nahospital si kim, pero grabe pod kamahal ang bayad no.. ingon ana man gyod sa laing country dili magamit atong insurance card kinahanglan bayaran nato ug kita ra magpa reinbursement sa atong insurance just like me when i was confined 3 days in hospital in cagayan de oro private as in private hospital dayon ako dr specialist nakabayad lang ko ug at least P29,000 not including recita sa gawas moabot gyod halos 45thousand gasto.. ambot pila kaha marefund sa amo insurance dinhi kay si fox naman ni kenny ang mga bill statement ug bills sa prescription nako.. hinoon nanawag man amo insurance didto ug nagstorya sila sa ako dr sa hospital... na sige vick take care and be back to see all the photos.
Thursday, August 31st 2006 @ 4:09 PM

Kookie said...

vk have a great weekend t.c. muah
Friday, September 1st 2006 @ 4:11 AM

Ethel said...

Halo Bon,
muzta na imong gwiti diha naa mi sunshine dire daginoton pod lagi :)
Diay BOn, tenkyo kaayo sa post card ba, pagka nindot didto noh? salamat kaayo BOn kay bisan tua ka sa bakasyon gi domdom ko nimo :) salamt jud kaayo ha.
Happy weekend diha kaninyong tanan.
Friday, September 1st 2006 @ 7:07 AM

Carlotz said...

Bon- mustamus... salamat sa pag bisita sa ako balay. hey balik na imo tag board wala nay mga samukan. mga spam ba. oh segi have a wonderful weekend.
Friday, September 1st 2006 @ 4:42 PM

Genalyn said...

Halo Vk,dah oi kanindot sa inyohang bakasyon sa turkey!Salamat sa pag agi sa akoang blog vk.Mao lagi oi buslot jud ning atoang bulsa aning ilaha mura pod ug feista diri,unsaon nalang.Ayo ayo mo diha vk kauban imohang pamilya!!!Muahh!!!
Saturday, September 2nd 2006 @ 3:34 AM

Ghie said...

Hi Bon! Arang inita diay sa Turkey no? Hope one day maka adto po ko anang lugara, ingon bitaw nila nga nice people daw ang naa sa Turkey. Hope si Kim feeling better na.

I will come back later to look at your pics. Ayo ayo mo dinha, kissesss!
Saturday, September 2nd 2006 @ 6:19 AM

Janine said...

dae bonbon salamat sa paghapit sa akong balay..naa diay ko gipanday na lain na balay mao ni sya ohh http://www.janinegohl.bravejournal.com/ dinha lang bisita ha k dira ra ko mag update kanunay..ako man gud PT k gina share sa mama ni greg sa iyang mga friends and relatives maulaw ko mabasahan nila akong mga blog didto..bitaw salamat sa paghapit..mwaaahhh
Saturday, September 2nd 2006 @ 12:25 PM

Janine said...

dae bonbon salamat sa paghapit sa akong balay..naa diay ko gipanday na lain na balay mao ni sya ohh http://www.janinegohl.bravejournal.com/ dinha lang bisita ha k dira ra ko mag update kanunay..ako man gud PT k gina share sa mama ni greg sa iyang mga friends and relatives maulaw ko mabasahan nila akong mga blog didto..bitaw salamat sa paghapit..mwaaahhh
Saturday, September 2nd 2006 @ 12:25 PM

Carlotz said...

Bon- dia na sab ko balik at nangulit! hehehe. asa na imo tagboard?! joke lang po.
Saturday, September 2nd 2006 @ 8:23 PM

Agring said...

Hi VK,
enjoy na enjoy kau sa bakasyon ninyo. Lahat naging friends mo. I enjoyed viewing your pics. Thanks for sharing.
Sunday, September 3rd 2006 @ 4:05 AM

Janine said...

bonbon thanks sa paghapit sa akong balay ha..nice lagi ni ang bag o ni na BG as in i like it jud..bitaw hehehe kabasa ko sa imong message sa akong trail..ako lang gi update akong bravenet k kabalo k kadto akong picturetrail gina share sa mama sa akong bana sa iyang gma friends..hehehe maulaw ko mabasahan nila akong mga post..bitaw salamat jud sa paghapit sa ako site..mwaaahh
Sunday, September 3rd 2006 @ 11:50 AM

Ate Nina said...

Hi Vicki, I like your new background -how are all of you? Is Kim OK now? I hope to email you longer soon. Take care & God bless.:)
Sunday, September 3rd 2006 @ 5:11 PM

dodongflores said...

Wow! That was quite an interesting trip!!! I can see from your writing that the whole family enjoyed a lot...
You've got nice photos, too!