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Turkey 2011

On the 30/04/2011 Ali and I headed to Turkey for our wedding. We planned for a weeklong holiday with our 20 guests, followed by a one week honeymoon for Ali and I. Both weeks were fantastic and with so much to say and write about, we thought we would let the photos speak for themselves.

Sunday 01/05/2011
After a late arrival in Cirali the previous evening, myself and some of the guests went Scuba Diving out of Kemer Marina. The diving was organised by the hotel and was absolutely fantastic. Dee, Tony, Lesley and Lucy did a "try dive" whilst I got to finally dive the Paris II Wreck.

Diving Diving Diving Diving

Others took the opportunity to explore Cirali and/or the ruins of Olympos which lie on the southern end of the beach.

Olympos Olympos Olympos Olympos

Aida Hotel in Cirali is set amongst beautiful gardens. It truly is a paradise in itself.

Gardens Gardens Gardens Gardens

The sunday was also Ali's 40th birthday, the hotel cleaners did a lovely job and left a nice surprise for us in the room.

Birthday Birthday

The evening saw birthday celebrations, including a cake and belly dancer at the Azur restaurant on the beach.

Birthday Celebrations Birthday Celebrations Birthday Celebrations

We planned for a weeklong holiday with our guests with the wedding to take place towards the end of the week. As part of the holiday we organised some excursions of to local sites, into the next major town, walking, shopping etc. We were quite insistent that guests who wanted to spend the week doing their own thing, do so, if they wanted to sunbathe for a week then so be it. It is after all their holiday too!. The only thing we did insist upon was that they actually turned up for the ceremony!

The week with the guests begun with flying out of London Gatwick airport on the 30/04/2011, staying for one week and returning on the 07/05/2011. Ali and I would stay on another week for the honeymoon.

I recently completed my PADI Open Water Diver course, and was kindly presented with these cartoons in my local pub. For those who don't know the pub or the area, the pub is on the quay, the gazebo type thing in the cartoons is an outside smoking area.

I do enjoy the odd pint...

Sometimes more than one...

But need to supplement my income to afford them...

I'd heard about divers using funny gases...

I really need to remember that the river is tidal

A lovely little pub, catering for most tastes...

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