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Turkey 2016.

I had such a wonderful summer, experience and weather wise, yet I’m still not ready to give it up completely. It is most unusual, since ordinarily I would be getting excited about autumn by now. But this year, I’d just like the summer feeling to linger on a bit longer. So in order to do that, I’m sharing with you today some snaps from my August holiday in Turkey. It’s now become a yearly tradition to go on this sort of a holiday – the very much relaxing, non-exploring kind. Not my usual style but once a year it really does hit the spot. I came back with a calm mind, clear head, a healthy body full of energy, sun-kissed skin and that feeling you can only get by spending time by the sea.

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Minutes after arriving at the hotel.

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Relaxing with some lime juice until our room is ready.

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Mornings:
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This is where I started (almost) every morning.

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I explored the grounds a little bit before my first Pilates class. They were twice a week and I loved them.

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Such a lovely view from our room window.

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Sparkling water with lemon and mint is my go-to summer drink.

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My sister had the cutest bikini around.

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Mermaiding.

Food:
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There was so much more but I’m afraid I usually ate it before I could snap a proper photo. I LOVED eating there, though. It was the kind of a hotel where you could eat 100% healthy if you wanted to or go in and indulge 24/7. I usually managed to maintain a healthy balance. 🙂 It wasn’t very difficult because they had a lot of excellent fish, enough eggs and some fantastic fruits and veggies. I mean, I’ve never eaten better peaches or honeydew melons than those in Turkey.

Afternoons:

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I spent most of my afternoons lying on a beach, reading and napping. It was fantastic because that way I got enough sleep and I could party and get up early enough to go to the gym. Win/win!

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Our yearly photo-op.

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Evenings:
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Party, party, party!

Sunset:
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Sunrise:
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When I stepped out, the lights in the pool were still on.

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And everything was very pink and purple.

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This was the moment the sun first hit the sea.

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A new dawn breaking over the Activity pool.

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It was very different from last year’s as then there were some clouds. This year, the sky was completely clear and a blinding blue.

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How was your summer? And are you ready for autumn?

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