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Turunç Diary - January 2014

Well that's January out of the way and what a mixed bag of weather we have had. 

Some days its been glorious enough for a couple of visitors to go swimming, other days we have had massive storms with rockslides in Marmaris and landslides on the mountain road.  Thankfully no-one was injured.

 

Intrepid swimmers - in January!
Heavy rain causes landslides in Marmaris ...
... and washes away part of the mountain road above Turunç
Dredging the canal through the village
and, conveniently, tipping the spoil ......
on Turunç beach!
Building continues - opposite the village bar, and ...
... above Körfez Restaurant
Not to be out-done - the Çardak Restaurant gets in on the act!
In the centre of Turunç, the Özcan Hotel gets new balconies
Work continues on the foundations for the new Turunç Hotel
And this is what it will look like from across the harbour (wonder how many floors they'll get away with)
No more shouts of 'Ice Cream, Ice Cream'? - the Samyeli Cafe, near the harbour, has been demolished
Meanwhile, there's a new road near the kiddies playground
And in Marmaris, there's a new hotel opposite Migros (well it was a huge plot ripe for development)
After the rain - a gorgeous rainbow
Monday night is Quiz Night at Pasha Restaurant
Pay attention children! Turkish lessons at Musti Restaurant

 

Early January saw the canal being dredged and all the debris dumped on the beach!  Ali from Körfez has assured us this will all be gone before the season starts.  Phew!

The apartments opposite the Village Bar, behind Körfez and near the Tea Garden are coming on with new ones being added above the Çardak Restaurant.

The Özcan Hotel is having a bit of a revamp and work continues on the foundations for the new Turunç Hotel.

Samyeli Cafe, near the harbour, has been demolished ... watch this space for further developments. Other work in the village includes a new road near the kiddies playground by Sirma Market / Green Garden.  Building work further afield shows the new hotel opposite Marmaris Migros has shot up and the Point Centre opposite the Taj Mahal is undergoing redevelopment.

Entertainment in the village this month (other than downpour dodging) consists of the usual Monday night quiz in Pasha Restaurant, Turkish lessons have started in Musti Restaurant twice a week and Fidan's Habit Bar hosts the occasional barbecue evening.

The Turkish Lira continues to trade at 3.7.!  Will things settle down after the March election?  Who knows?  I understand the offside rule more than global economics and exchange rate fluctuations.

Dedikodu Kız