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Six weeks of sun, fun, people and coworking | CoWorking Camp Turkey 2014

We all stay in a Hotel for a couple of days once in a while. But calling a hotel your home is quite unusual. As a Nomad I move my home around regularly. So I made a hotel resort in Turkey my home for six weeks. The hotel was not a random selection. Matthias selected this place well to hold the CoWorkingCamp 2014 close the Antalya, Turkey. Because the event take place in November and the first half of December heading south was great.

CoWorking Camp LogoThe CoWorking Camp is an event where a CoWorking Space is placed inside a hotel for some weeks and you come to stay there for a self selected period. While that time you can work like in a CoWorking Space and meet new people even more intensive, because all administrative things are taken care of.
The people there range from digital nomads over location independent entrepreneurs to curious persons who wanted to see what is new thing is. The variety of nationalities was broad with people from all over Europe, Africa, America and Australia.

Coming from Athens changing the plane in Istanbul I landed in Antalya and got picked up by the Hotel-Shuttle-Service. The first time in my life someone with a name-sign waited for me at the exit of the airport. I liked that a lot. After that I spend one hour driving through the night towards the hotel looking at a country I haven’t been before.

Arriving at the hotel close to midnight I got to my room. A very very nice room the receptionist sad to me ;-). Like all of the participants I had a room with sea-view and space for two people. My room was even spacious after I asked to remove the crib the next day. Still awake from the travel I started exploring the resort in the darkness. I really like to see the beach right after arriving. I also got a sneak peek of the empty lovely prepared CoWorking Area. As I found out the next day I just saw a small part of the resort. The name says park hotel and that is true.

Waterfall - humans for scale

First stop, First learnings

I know you out there are waiting for some news, so I’ll write an update.

The Trip from Hamburg/Berlin to Sofia was pretty smooth. Right plane, right taxi, all good. I didn’t had real expectations before I came here, but where I ended up, shocked me, for the first days.

My hostel was located in a back-house in an „ok“-area like my friendly taxi-driver said. It is operating for 14 years now. A lot of the things Inside also looked and felt like that. Coming from a well equipped and mostly modern flat I needed some days to get used to it.
The staff-members where nice, but a group of 6 people arriving at 1:30 at night, showering and yelling next door were killing my night.

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