So as you guys might know, me and Sean ran away to Turkey for the week. I've been back a couple weeks now and I've finally got around to sorting the photos for this post.  Going on holiday and exploring a new place is my favorite thing to do, and I've been loving blogging about my holidays when I get home!

Here's what we got up to the the beautiful Turkish town of Bodrum...

On Bodrum beach looking across to the harbour, boats can be seen in the background
On Bodrum beach looking across to the harbour

wet footprints on a wooden jetty
On one of the jetties in Bodrum Harbour

the castle wall can be seen out of focus in the foreground and boat can be seen floating on the sea in the background
At the top of Bodrum Castle

We spent the first two days walking around Bodrum and getting to know what was where. We also spent a bit of time on the beach although I wouldn't say Bodrum beach is all that special.

On the third day we'd pretty much knew our way around so we decided to take a trip to Bodrum Castle. Seriously if you are ever in that area you have to make a trip there. The entrance free is 25TL with is about £7 and it's so so worth it! The views from the top are amazing and the Castle itself is beautiful. There's so much history in Bodrum, and I really enjoyed wandering around the castle reading about it. It's definitely a must see in my opinion.

a Turkish flag can be seen in the foreground and the harbour full of boat can be seen bind this. a hill of white washed buildings can be seen in the background
Looking out over the harbour from the top of Bodrum Castle

a small hole on the wall at Bodrum castle looks out over the sea where boats can be seen
Spotting boats through a window in Bodrum Castle

the carvings in the rocks at Dalyan
The ancient tombs carved into the rock at Daylan

Day four started very early. We'd booked a trip to Dalyan and were being picked up at 7 am. I had gone to Dalyan in May with my parents but I enjoyed it so much I convinced Sean to take me back and I think he really enjoyed it too. When we got to Dalyan, after a very long coach journey, we went straight to the mud baths. Nothing makes my skin feel as soft as those mud baths and even though it's a bit gross and messy it's really good fun.

After we'd finished there we headed for dinner then set off for a cruise down the river where we would eventually arrive at Iztuzu Beach. Iztuzu beach or Turtle beach is the most beautiful beach I've ever been to. Both times I've been I've been lucky enough to see sea turtles. After an hour or so on the beach it was time to head home for an early night.

roman ruins
Roman ruins on the island of Kos

the sun setting behind a hill, the whole sky is lit up with orange light
The sun setting behind some Turkish hills on the way home from Dalyan

two ice cream cones filled with various scoops of icecream
Eating Ice Cream in Yalikavak

On the fifth day we took a bus to a little town called Yalikavak. I stayed here about two years ago and I just wanted to take Sean there. We also sneaked into the hotel I stayed in because I wanted to show Sean how amazing it was. It was the first 5* I'd ever stayed in and I wish I could go back! After we got the bus back to bodrum we tried to find the ruins of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus but when we got there it was closed.

Day 6 was another early start but well worth it. We took the boat over to Kos, one of the Greek islands. I'd been here before as well but it was such a good day out I had to go again. We spent pretty much all day walking around Greek ruins and doing a bit of shopping. I picked up some pretty little Greek slippers which i've been wearing every night since!

a selfie in front of green ruins in Kos Town
Exploring more Roman ruins in Kos

a photo of various fish taken under the water
Snorkelling in the Aegean sea

a plate of chicken souvlaki, chips, rice and a small amount of salad
Chicken Souvlaki on our day trip to Kos

a boat coming into Kos Town Harbour
Kos Town Harbour

On our last day we booked a boat trip with a local tour company. Sean really wanted to go on a boat trip and we booked a super cheap one for £8, so I wasn't expecting much from it. But this was probably the best day we had.

A few days earlier me and Sean bought a pair of goggles each and I'm so glad we did. We stopped off at 5 different places where we could jump in the water and swim around. The water was so so clear and I spent most of the time trying to take photos of the fish swimming around me. We were even lucky enough to see a octopus only a few feet below us. Overall it was a fantastic day and I hope we can go on a similar boat trip again sometime.

We had an amazing week away and I'm really gutted to be back. I hope you all enjoyed my photos and reading about what we did. Hopefully I'll be jetting off again in the next few months and I'll be able to do more posts like this!

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