Sunday, August 31, 2014

A Beautiful Day Cruising Outside Kemer

For most of our days during our getaway to Kemer, in Turkey, we spent them in the Clubmed. Well, I don’t know how familiar you are with the concept of the Clubmed—it is a network of beach resorts and all-inclusive vacations found in many parts of the world. Basically, you have rooms alike the ones of  beach hotels, free food access all day and night, and lots of free activities including water-ski, paddle, and archery to name a few. (I will explain all about Clubmed Kemer with further details in the next post).
That day we had decided to leave the Clubmed and go for an excursion on a boat and visit the ancient city of Phaselis, which actually means “bean”, or “Fassolya” in Arabic, due to its geographical shape. Once we arrived on site, a Turkish guide who spoke perfectly well French told us about the story of Phaselis, how it rose during the Ottoman Empire and then got forgotten afterwards at its end.
Although the trip was not worth it and there were better things to do in the Clubmed, I managed to get a tan, have a good read of Paulo Coelho’s new book (one of my favorite authors) and have fun swimming in the creek at the several stops for lunch and dessert.
 Once I came back to the “home of my vacations”, I caught Cino, one of the several photographers a votre service in Kemer for 10 euros the picture, and took a couple of shots to put here on the blog. Later at night, I went to the pool party and made new acquaintances while my original group was out to Aura nightclub. (I did not want to miss a night in Clubmed since we have enough nightclubs back home in Lebanon, and truthfully, I did not regret it at all.)

I was wearing a Sisley fringed mesh beach cover-up, Victoria’s secret pink swimsuit, Havaianas flip flops, Caren Lola customized hat, and Longchamps large Le Pliage bag.

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