The Trip to Turkey That We Almost Missed.

At the beginning of the summer of 2013, my family and I decided to take a trip to the wonderful country of Turkey. It wasn’t going to be our first time there, but last time we visited a different city. We were going to Bodrum, which was basically 50 kilometers from Turkey’s neighboring country Greece.

The flight took off in the evening and before the flight, my parents decided to wait in the sports bar at the airport. At the sports bar we took a couple of drinks, but we didn’t eat anything. We weren’t looking at the clock and also the place was kind of noisy, so my family and I decided to go to the bathroom before the flight. Then we heard the announcement on the airport speakers that said our names and also that it’s the last announcement for the flight!

We ran as fast we could and we barely made it in time! In the plane we just laughed at ourselves! The flight went really good. There wasn’t any trouble on the plane except for some little kid, that was kicking my seat and crying, but everything else was nice!

When we got to the hotel, it was night and very dark. But the next morning when I went outside and looked out of the window, I was stunned by the view! The hotel was on the sea-shore and we were also about 100m above the sea. Also, the weather was as we expected, warm and sunny! The water wasn’t that warm because it was the beginning of the summer and it was a sea. We were at the hotel for a week and then we got home. All in all, Bodrum was a wonderful experience despite our difficulties getting there. We were lucky to have made it and it was all worth it in the end.

The View from the hotel room in Club Blue Dreams, Turkey

The View from the hotel room in Club Blue Dreams, Turkey (C) Casper Walden

View from the beach of Club Blue Dreams in Bodrum, Turkey

View from the beach of Club Blue Dreams in Bodrum, Turkey (C) Casper Walden

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  1. #1 by Mrs. Puhakka on January 28, 2015 - 9:57 am

    Contents: Excellent
    What an entertaining story! You managed to find a gist to it and it is clear from your title, topic sentence and conclusion. You show much promise as an English student :). To develop your skills further, try to squeeze in a few idioms and use advanced vocabulary instead of basic words. This tool might help you: http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/beautiful?s=t

    Media: Excellent

    Grammar: Excellent
    – no full stops after titles!
    – some kid WHO was kicking (kun viittaat ihmisiin, käytä relatiivipronominia WHO)

  2. #2 by Ida on January 6, 2015 - 11:03 pm

    I think your title is excellent because it’s different and a kind of funny. Your structure was good and clear and it was easy to read your blog post. Your grammar was also quite a good. The view from your hotel room seems really lovely and I like how you described it but I would have liked to hear some more about Bodrum, because it sounds like a really beautiful place! It’s nice that you have some good photos, especially the photo from your hotel room. I think the whole blog post was great and it was funny to read because you almost missed your flight. Luckily you made it!
    I personally haven’t been in Bodrum but my sister went there last summer and she also said it’s an amazing place. And I can see that from your photos too!

    • #3 by Mrs. Puhakka on January 8, 2015 - 5:18 pm

      A cheerful, constructive comment! Great work Ida!
      – _ kind of funny
      – try to think of synonyms for ‘good’!
      – no comma before ‘because’
      – it was FUN to read
      – haven’t been TO Bodrum

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