Bodrum Power: Electricity
Electricity in Bodrum and large areas of Turkey is generated by solar energy - what else in a country with so much sun!! However this can lead to a certain degree of unreliability (usually when you have just switched on a hair dryer I find!!) and power outages are an occassional event. When these happen many bars and restaurants have candles and lamps at the ready so that you can continue with your evening and soak up a different ambience! The power cuts rarely last longer than 5 - 15mins.
Power in Turkey is 220v and you will need to bring 2 pin travel adaptors from the UK to be able to use your electrical appliances here. Beware the wobbly sockets that seem to come as standard in many hotel rooms!
What do we need while in Turkey?
It's really hot, so you don't need much warm clothes at all. Just bathing suits! Sun lotion!!!!! There are a lot of pharmacies there, so you can buy whatever you need. Camera is a must if you want to take a nice sunset pic like this one!
Bars in Turgutries
There's plently of bars in Turgutreis so here's a few that you may like to try:
The Bell Bar
Fairy ferry boats
For those wishing to arrive by ferry, with or without car, there are various routes to choose from. Ferryboats leave from both Venice and Brindisi (Italy) to Izmir. There are also ferryboats from Athens to Kos (Greece)
From Kos it is simple to take another ferryboat to Bodrum.
In winter ferries run three times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The ferryboat leaves Bodrum at 09:00 and returns from Kos at 16:30. The price for a return ticket is about 18$ USA. The Bodrum-Kos trip takes about 2 hours.
Best Lahmacun I have ever eaten
Foreigners call thin Turkish Pizza :
It is a salty pancake filled with a mix of meat and onion and spices. It is good fast food. Crunchy here. It is more eastern cusine but you can find almost everywhere in Turkey (in the kebab restaurants) Try Ayran with it ( a yoghurt dring but salty one) Lahmacun & ayran