Saturday, 29 April 2017

Reasons to be Cheerful



Bodrum is a great place to live. Who can fail to be cheerful when living in a town that boasts this wonderful view.  The strains of "We are the Champions" are just fading as I write - Bodrumspor have played their last match of the season and will be going up into the 2nd division. For a town with a shade of blue named after it, Bodrum is very green today - flags and t-shirts sporting Bodrumspor's green and white logo are everywhere. The celebrations will carry on this evening with a free concert in the town centre.  Tomorrow morning, the main streets will be closed for the 15km Global Run and in Çamarası near Mumcular,  Enduro motorbikes will race at the brand new cross country track. Adding to the positive vibes  today was the feeling that Bodrum is still on the main site-seeing and travel route.  Over a thousand European visitors were wandering the streets,  having docked at the liner port. Don't believe what you read in the papers - people are still visiting and enjoying the Turkish Aegean Coast and it is still one of the best places to be.

Bodrum Global Run

17 comments:

  1. Lovely optimistic post Annie. And quite right too. Plenty to be thankful for xx

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  2. This sounds like a time of celebration for your city, with its pretty views.

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    1. Bodrum was live and kicking all Bank Holiday Weekend

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  3. We are in Akyaka and it is heaving - mostly Turkish visitors but.... it is not quiet!

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  4. Absolutely agree with you ... saw it with my own eyes today!

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  5. . . there really is so much good stuff here. 'Reasons To Be Cheerful - 1-2-3' as Ian Drury and The Blockheads used to warble (and probably still do).

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    1. I had that tune in mind as I wrote

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  6. It was so lovely to see all the cruise ship visitors wandering around the shops yesterday. We saw the enduro bikes on display, watched Hande Yener as part of the Bodrumspor celebrations and ran in the Bodrum Global Run this morning. Yep, it's all still going on, here in Turkey. 😀

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    1. And no chances taken = the security was hot too.

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  7. B to B, Thanks for the lovely photos and the optimistic post. The beautiful weather and sunshine always helps. Really, we have no choice but to be optimistic, do we?

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    1. Well said - you seem to have lost your name/logo

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