Kalkan, Turkey

'' Travelling alone will lead you to extraordinary places''

Situated on Turkey’s beautiful Turquoise Coast, the town of Kalkan is a sophisticated seaside resort with breathtaking views. It has a unique blend of cosmopolitan and modern nightlife, dining and shopping and a traditional, timeless charm.

This was my first solo travel, at first i was bit apprehensive as you might've seen on the news about Turkey's unstable government and violent protests. Thankfully in the tourist areas you will not experience any difficulty or witness any violence. 

On my first night in Kalkan I stepped out of the airport and into an unmarked taxi. As the driver sped through the dark and empty roads I felt overwhelmed. Overwhelmed by my first solo travel experience and the absolute stupidity of climbing into an unmarked taxi with a strange man in a city where I didn’t speak the language.

For a while I feared he was going to abduct me. However all fear was gone once he stopped by the petrol station and bought me chocolate :) ... Yes food is the way to my heart. Then he guided me safely to my apartment, carried my luggage inside, shook my hand, and wished me luck.

Day after day, I learnt to enjoy my solo trip with having control over my activities, choosing places to eat and evening waking up at stupid o'clock. 

I would definitely recommend you to take time out and travel by yourself, its therapeutic! 

Your own company is more enjoyable than you think.


Booked separately - Easy Jet flights (London Gatwick to Dalaman) on Bravofly for £100 and accommodation on HomeAway for total £389 with £350 security deposit.



To rent a car as it makes it easier to travel around to neighboring cities such as Oludeniz & Kas. It was only £50 for the duration. 

  • Book during off - peak season (April - May), fantastic deals available and fantastic weather too.
  • STAY AWAY FROM TURKISH MEN! I was often mistaken for Rihanna, yes BADGYALRIRI *ROLLS EYES*


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