For the first time since 2008, we took our family vacation southwards for some sun and swimming. Due to several reasons, the choice fell on Turkey and a nice hotel in the small village of Kumköy outside the more famous city of Side.

In the last half of July the temperature was between 30 and 38 for the whole periode we were there, so for Norwegians wanting exactly the same the Side Village hotel in Kumköy is a nice and not so expensive alternative.

The village itself was nothing special with its many tourist shops, all selling the same t-shirts, watches and jewellery (all fake), but quiet evenings/nights and a short distance to Side centre makes it perfect if you want to relax and sleep well.