New Year in Fethiye

New Year Lights in Bodrum

Bodrum lampposts decorated with lights of New Year

Fethiye, Friday, 31st December 2010. Not just any other day. It’s New Year’s Eve of course. Tomorrow is the start of a whole new year and no doubt many of you have got big plans for how you’re going to make 2011 the best year ever. We have plans like that every year…but for now, we’re just going to make the most of the last day of 2010. All of these sparkly, festive photos were taken in Bodrum when we went to pick our friends up from the airport. I thought they’d make a fine contribution to the last post of 2010.

Christmas Tree Display in Bodrum

Christmas tree on the harbour on Bodrum

The restaurants around Fethiye are decorated in festive fashion and prepared for this evening. As is the norm here, a lot of them will be doing a fixed price evening and some of them even do an all inclusive where you buy your ticket and that includes live music, all your food and local drinks for the evening.

Us? Well, we like to eat and move on. This evening’s general plan is to go to Fethiye fish market, get completely stuffed on king prawns and then walk off our food, all the way down to Paspatur – all of a 5-minute walk – where I am sure far too much alcohol will be consumed and we might even have a little dance. That could all depend on what we happen to be drinking of course.

New Year Lights in Bodrum

New Year wishes from Bodrum

Our New Year’s Eve is going to be spent with friends, old and new, all of whom we’ve been lucky enough to meet in Fethiye over the years. Anil (who writes the great travel smarter blog, foXnoMad) will be present for the festivities, along with his wife, and we also have friends over from England and down from Istanbul. Let’s see what happens…

However and wherever you spend your New Year’s Eve, hope it’s a good one. Thanks to all of you who have read Turkey’s for Life throughout 2010 and hopefully, we’ll see you in 2011.

Happy New Year!

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  1. I can’t wait, see you all tonight!

  2. …and into tomorrow… 🙂

  3. Happy New Year to you both. I have throughly enjoyed reading your Blog since finding it last July. All the very best for 2011.

  4. Since you are ahead…HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  5. Happy New Year. The pictures are lovely, Bodrum is another world.

  6. @ Anonymous: Happy New Year to you, too. Thanks for reading! 🙂

    @Belinda: Thanks. I find time differences a strange thing. Happy New Year to you, too.

    @ Inka: Thanks. Happy New Year to you, too. Don’t you just love Bodrum?! It fascinates us. A lot of money there! 🙂

  7. All the very best to you both for 2011

  8. Happy happy new year!!! Love Charlottie XxxxX

  9. @ Rob: Same to you – and we might even get to meet in 2011!

    @Chazzer: And a happy, happy new year to you too, mate! Hope to see you in 2011… xxx

  10. Nice photos! Looks lovely there….in fact, I wish I could be there. 🙂 Looks like fun. Have a great night and wonderful 2011!

  11. Thanks Lisa…and a good night it was, too! 🙂

  12. Happy new year guys. Hope to be able to meet you sometime in 2011.

  13. Happy new year to you too Natalie. Yeah, let’s see what 2011 brings. We’re full to the brim with good intentions at the moment. 🙂

  14. Happy New Year! Hope 2011 is good to you 🙂


  15. Lovely photos! I like the Christmas tree. It reminds me of a retro light fitting.

    Happy NY to you both! 🙂

  16. You are meeting Anil? How lucky! Hope you all have a wonderful New Year!

  17. @Corinne: I loved the tree too. Got quite a few photos of it. There should be a star at the top but it wasn’t working! 🙂

    @Ayngelina: We had a great time, thanks. Hope you did, too.

  18. Got great memories of Turkey. We’ll be back.
    Have a wonderful 2011!

  19. That sounds like a great way to spend your New Years Eve. The pictures are gorgeous too. We wish you guys a wonderful 2011!

  20. @ Hatidza: Hope you had a great new year too and Happy 2011.

    @ Jim: You’ll have to come and hunt us out if you ever make it back here and we’ll show you some of our haunts. 🙂

    @ Christy: Thanks for the wishes. Same to you, too. 🙂

  21. Happy New Year! Best in 2011

  22. @ Cam: And same to you, too! 🙂

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