Well that's January out of the way and what a mixed bag of weather we have had.
Some days its been glorious enough for a couple of visitors to go swimming, other days we have had massive storms with rockslides in Marmaris and landslides on the mountain road. Thankfully no-one was injured.
Early January saw the canal being dredged and all the debris dumped on the beach! Ali from Körfez has assured us this will all be gone before the season starts. Phew!
The apartments opposite the Village Bar, behind Körfez and near the Tea Garden are coming on with new ones being added above the Çardak Restaurant.
The Özcan Hotel is having a bit of a revamp and work continues on the foundations for the new Turunç Hotel.
Samyeli Cafe, near the harbour, has been demolished ... watch this space for further developments. Other work in the village includes a new road near the kiddies playground by Sirma Market / Green Garden. Building work further afield shows the new hotel opposite Marmaris Migros has shot up and the Point Centre opposite the Taj Mahal is undergoing redevelopment.
Entertainment in the village this month (other than downpour dodging) consists of the usual Monday night quiz in Pasha Restaurant, Turkish lessons have started in Musti Restaurant twice a week and Fidan's Habit Bar hosts the occasional barbecue evening.
The Turkish Lira continues to trade at 3.7.! Will things settle down after the March election? Who knows? I understand the offside rule more than global economics and exchange rate fluctuations.