Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Exciting first day at Antalya

I arrived on Monday afternoon and the day was over too quickly as I slept immediately. My body clock and sleep pattern is totally messed up. Slept at 6pm and woke up at 12midnight and could not sleep after that. Hopefully we can bring it under control within the next two days.

I am staying at Renaissance Antalya Beach Resort & Spa. It is not one of the WYCC listed hotels but my dad got it for reward points. It is very very nice and we got upgrade to family suite. Our hotel has its  own beach. It is not a sandy beach but with many colorful stones. The hotel is located between hills and the mediterranean sea.

Our suite has a living room, bedroom, walk-in closet and two bathrooms (one with shower, other with a nice big bath tub).

Next was HUGE breakfast. It was the largest breakfast I have ever seen. They had 18 varieties of Jam! Check out pictures here:

Then we went for a stroll on the beach. It was drizzling earlier but temperature was just nice. No winter clothes needed. I am wearing a thin jacket for rain.

In the afternoon, we went for a swim in indoor pool and then to "Hamam", a turkish bath. Dinner was at a chinese restaurant called Lotus.

After dinner we went to the game room for an hour of foos ball and Wii sports. Tomorrow we move to Hotel Limra. Chess starts on 12th Thursday:)


Joyce said...

Nice photos! It looks like you're off on a great start: relaxed, happy and eating good food!

Don't forget to stretch and exercise!

Good luck! We are all routing for you!

Take care,

Joyce Auntie, Seth and Lucky too!

Renu said...

Hi Tanuj beta,
Have a wonderful time and a great match. Our love and blessings are with you.
Renu Auntie

Ted Castro said...

Go for gold Tanuj! I'm so proud of you. I hope you got the package that i sent you. Have fun and whatever happens . . . you're already a champion. So just give your best!