Mark and Imelda’s old guests and friends have from November 2016 taken over the reins at Pasha!
Here is our story…
Hello, we are Pauline and Simon and we unapologetically love Turkey.
We first came to Kalkan on our Honeymoon in 2005 and fell immediately under the spell of this charming harbour town overlooking the Mediterranean. After we discovered the warm and friendly welcome of Pasha a few years later, we always felt pulled to holiday here (we had never done that before, as we loved the adventure of discovering new places and had travelled extensively over the years). A home away from Home, Kalkan had got under our skin (just hours after the plane lands, we know we can be in our favourite harbour bar drinking sun-downers with the locals).
By 2014, the pull got the better of us, and having been given the opportunity to stay in Kalkan he previous winter, we decided to make the move permanent.
So two years on, we feel very much at home and part of this small, friendly community. We have invested time in cultivating our creativity, Simon a keen artist and photographer, and me, a lover of textiles and design. So when the opportunity arrived to take on Pasha, we felt very excited about channeling our skills somewhere beautiful and embarking on this new venture in a place so very close to our hearts. After years of waiting to lay our anchor, the final pieces of the jigsaw puzzle were being put into place…
We bring with us combined skills which we feel will add to the ethos that Mark and Imelda have created. There’s our shared love of Pasha, our combined creativity and our approachable and friendly attitude. We have both worked closely with people in various capacities in the course of our careers. Simon ran his own design business for 18 years, and I was a lead support worker for a homeless charity, an event and bar manager of an arts house cinema; and a women’s wear designer. So, with our own skills and experience combined, plus our many stays at Pasha and close friendship with Mark and Imelda, we are confident of continuing the unique and wonderful Pasha vibe!
We’re so excited for the next chapter of our lives, and look forward to meeting you and making you welcome.
Simon and Pauline Sharp.