More and more of the restaurants in Oba had closed down, and mom and I were looking for a place to eat. We discovered this restaurant by the taxi central, and we ordered meat balls, a portion to share. It was a pleasant experience, and the food was tasty. I will give this restaurant an 8 out of 10 on my review.
They didn`t have much on the menu, but we wanted meat balls. The staff were very friendly, and it didn`t take long to wait for the food.
My mom and I went to Summer Love Restaurant. We decided to share a shrimp casserole. We were the only guests, as the season was coming to an end. The starters came quickly, bread with olives and dips. Then the most delicious casserole I have tasted was served.
The manager Halil, was in a good mood as always, and treated me and mom as princesses!
I will give this restaurant experience a 9 out of 10 on my review.
The next day, mom and I went shopping for new mattresses for our beds. We ended up in a furniture shop in Oba, and bought two new mattresses:
We have never slept like this before, it was an awesome feeling.
We also needed new bikinis, and we found a great clothes store in Tosmur with beautiful bikinis:
Helloo! I am now back home from Turkey, and will start adding content from that trip. It was my 6th time in Turkey and it was just me and mom this time.
It takes about 10 hours to travel from my home to Alanya, but it was a great journey. We ordered chips, spicy tomato juice and salad on the plane, and it was also time for my nap.
The first night out we ate at Bistro Dolphine`s in Tosmur. We were greeted with hugs and kisses by Yunus:
They had absolutely no problems giving us just one portion of food to share, so they are gastric sleeve friendly. The portions in restaurants can be quite big, so mom and I decided to share one portion, because I can`t handle a lot of food after my surgery and mom also wants to lose some weight. The starters were bread with dips and olives and also spring rolls! Very tasty. We then had fried calamaris. Everything was delicious! I will give the experience a 9 out of 10 on my review.
I had some white wine, and I thought I could handle alcohol after the surgery, but it really wasn`t working. More on that in another upcoming post. Life after gastric sleeve is like starting all over.
But I was very happy to be going to the beach, for the first time in years as not obese. I needed new swim wear, so we went to a clothes shop and bought new bikinis. Mom took this picture of me, and when I see it I am so happy that I had the weight loss surgery done. Life hasn`t been easy since the surgery, but I have good results. This is me at about 76 kilos:
Sure, there is still some fat on me, but I am working hard on achieving my goals. I still have about 10-15 kilos to lose, but I am getting there, slowly but surely.
We went from church service to the castle in Alanya.
Alanya Castle (Alanya Kalesi) is a medieval castle in the southern Turkish city of Alanya. Most of the castle was built in the 13th century under the Seljuk Sultanate of Rûm following the city’s conquest in 1220 by Alaeddin Keykubad I as part of a building campaign that included the Kızıl Kule. This castle was built on the remnants of earlier Byzantine era and Roman era fortifications. The castle is located 250 meters high on a rocky peninsula into the Mediterranean Sea which protects it from three sides. After the area was pacified under the Ottoman Empire, the castle ceased to be purely defensive, and numerous villas were built inside the walls during the 19th century.
Today the building is a open air museum. Access to the seaward castle is ticketed, but much of the area inside the wall, including the landward castle is open to the general public.
It is always nice to visit the castle!
After eating at Orange Restaurant, we went to a souvenir shop and got lots of souvenirs: bags, perfumes, hair accessories and lots of other things.
An employee named Hakan, was very friendly and let us take some pics:
We went to Alanya, and there were lots of boats by the harbour.
We have been at Bistro Dolphine`s Restaurant many times in the past, and decided to go there again. We were greeted by the manager, Yunus, and a waiter named Timo. I ordered fried calamaris and my parents decided to share a pizza. The starters were turkish bread with dips and olives. The food was delicious and not expensive and the waiters were extremely polite and professional. The bathrooms were ok. It was a plus that they had flags at the tables, so everyone could see where people came from! I will give this restaurant a 9 out of 10 on my review.
Here is Timo:
And here is the manager Yunus: