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After three really busy days sightseeing in Istanbul, we were really looking forward to our relaxation time on the beach. After short flight to Dalaman, we picked up our rental car—a manual, diesel Ford Focus—and drove the short distance toward Yonca Lodge, near Fethiye. It was a little tricky to find, but we managed, and luckily arrived and checked in just in time to eat dinner. We stayed there over the weekend; it was a great little place that offers half-board for a reasonable price, and it had a private beach with plenty of lounge chairs, as well as lots of hammocks and gazebos with cushions to relax in the shade. The staff spoke little English, so communication was interesting, but it was a really nice place. We were also very entertained by the many farm animals that inhabited the place, including many chickens and ducks, as well as some sheep. The water on the Mediterranean was bright turquoise and cold but refreshing, and the sunsets were beautiful.

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These are a few more pictures from our week in Croatia. The sunsets were really nice, so I took a lot of sunset pictures. Our last night in town, we had a group dinner at the top of a mountain in a restaurant that was an old train station. The dinner was traditional Croatian food, and the meal began with cherry and walnut brandy—or rakija for those who like their drinks a little stronger—on the terrace outside the restaurant.

This guy was walking around the Dubrovnik harbor with a live octopus. Interesting...

Our restaurant at the top of the mountains

The view from the mountaintop restaurant

One more sunset photo...

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