Mediterranean Life – Olympos, Fethiye, Kabak

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June 7, 2013 by brasiersarah

Warning – The following post may contain images that evoke feelings of jealousy. Not reccomended for those living in a cold climate or sitting at their desk at work. Viewer discretion advised.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASometimes I think to myself I really need a holiday away from my holiday. You know what I mean? It’s like I’m rushing around the world seeing all these things and eventually the stress just gets to a point where I need a break. This was our break. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAdmittedly that was a great load of crap I just wrote. I guess what I’m trying to say is this place didn’t feel you leaving guilty about missing something. Mainly because was was only two things to do trek to Olympos and relax. I forgot how much I loved doing nothing.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThese are the eternal flames of Olympos a chemical composition of mainly methane so it’s easy to see why I felt so comfortable here. Discovered officially in 1811 it’s said that the fires have been burning for 2500 years but stories tend to be exaggerated when they drift that far into history. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI would describe it as a very humble flame nothing to in your face but just enough to keep its dignity. To be seriously it is a pretty incredible thing to see an apparent flame that burns for eternity. It’s a nice thought isn’t it?OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe were lucky enough to meet Dave and Suzie on our way to Olympos and got a batch of good old Aussie humour. These are the kind of people I talked about a few posts ago the kind that reignite that appreciation of meeting good people.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGoing to the eternal flames of Olympos? Whats the first thing you bring? Marshmallows of course. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI understand lost in translation it happens all the time I mean we have been in many situations due to the misunderstanding of languages. However I fail to see how a whole “touristy” town can get it wrong. What do you think when you read tree houses? Does it take you back to when you were a child? Did you help your father or uncle build your special little get away. Just thinking about it sparks my childhood imagination and when Sarah told me she had booked a tree house I was over the moon. For the 30 minute ride down to Olympos I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see our tree house. How did we get up there? Was it a rope ladder and maybe we had to zip line down to lounges for dinner. Having your dreams shot down is something you don’t want to say in life but here I am saying it. Being lead to our “treehouse” was a kick in the guts, I wondered if something was wrong did they mess up our booking? Alas we had been taken to the right spot a wooden cabin on top of another wooden cabin with trees sporadically placed around it. Ok so it dose have associations with trees and houses but that does not make them tree houses! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe met some friends on the boat that said being on a boat forces you to do nothing. It’s true your literally forced to relax because there is nothing else to do. collage OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis was our life for the next few days. Stop the boat, swim, eat, drink, read and sleep this more or less repeated it’s self for the next 4 days. What a life.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe were left to wonder the streets of Kas for a few hours.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe are lucky enough to have some pretty amazing beaches in Australia but I have never seem water as clear as this. The captain would tell us that the bottom was 50m down and you could still clearly see it!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI was lucky enough to be “shithead” for a few rounds of cards. Some might say it’s an improvement.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe beach at Ölüdeniz OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis was our captain.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOur first paragliding experience got off to a really quick start, you are not really told much mostly because no one knows english. You get off the bus, they strap you in and just tell you to run and not stop. Simple as that.DCIM100GOPRO DCIM100GOPRO DCIM101GOPROAfter shitting yourself for the first few minutes it’s actually quite relaxing.DCIM101GOPRO DCIM101GOPRO DCIM100GOPROIn between the photo shoot you did a few spirals and have a partial conversation through broken english.DCIM100GOPRO DCIM100GOPRO DCIM100GOPRO DCIM100GOPROSomething we would love to do again and Sarah says she ready for 60 seconds of free fall when we go sky diving next.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABananagrams is only to be said in a Canadian accent as is make for more fun. If you imagine scrabble without the board then you have Bananagrams an awesome game that can be played anywhere.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASome Sangria on the beach never hurt anyone.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMosaic is the best restaurant in Fethiye, we did try somewhere else but chickened out at the last minute and retreated back to here.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA 2 hour mini bus ride and 30 minute trek down a mountain with your backpacks and your in Kabak. A quiet get away from the English holiday spot to a land of yoga and free thinking. You got it, a hippy getaway.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThese breakfast views are unbeatable and may only be rivalled the ever changing scenes from the yacht.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnother example of lost in translation. We were told a waterfall would be at the end of our little day trek into the mountain. Waterfall in Turkish is apparently swiftly flowing stream in english. But it was a beautiful walk so it didn’t matter at all. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOne of the views from our walk.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis post has been pretty light on words I know but hey theres not much to say. We didn’t do much and we’re proud of it. I can’t wait to come back here and hopefully our job opportunity will arise and we are swept away for a Mediterranean life.

One thought on “Mediterranean Life – Olympos, Fethiye, Kabak

  1. Suz says:

    Hey there u crazy kids! Great blog! – I belly laughed about the bit about our “amazing treehouse” – I think we should teach that place the definition of tree houses and bungalows so that the bubbles of the future customers are not destroyed! Photos of the boat trip look super!! – Now my turn to be jealous! Take care on the rest of ur travels! P.s just received 4 tubes of Vegemite- 🙂 if u come to Italy we may save u one! X x miss n love u both x from Suz n your good looking rooster!!

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