Monday, April 13, 2009

Turkey anyone?

OK so this may be a little dull for some people, so what we have done is highlight all the good bits in red, not to say that the other bits are rubbish, just that we are aware of that some people have short attention spans. Also a usual there are pictures to spice it up and keep people interested.

Turkey for seven days with Sarah's mum and her partner Mark. Stay in a house with a pool in a tourist town called Feythie on the Mediteranian Coast. The general plan was to read a book or two and relax with lots of sunshine and maybe eat a few kebabs on the way.

What happened
So it turns out that the Friday we left was the beginning of the school holidays in Blighty. This made for an interesting red-eye flight. There may have been just a few too many kids under nine for a four hour flight that leaves at ten at night. Well maybe a few too many for us.

Day one:
Arrived at the house at 5am local time, had a cup of tea and slept till early in the afternoon. We then went for a trip to town on a dalmish - a local bus or as we saw it a mini van with a sign at the front saying it went to town.

We mucked about a bit and then went to the local fish market where you pick the fish you like and the the local restaurant cooks it for you!

All the rest of the time...
So I got bored writing this!

In a nut shell we:

Went on a crazy four wheel drive trip

where we patted trout that swam around a bar - yes they were in the bar... weird...

Then went for a "mud bath" or swimming in the muddy part of the river...

Went on a seven islands boat cruise - which was lovely and sunny.

Jumped off the boat and swam in the med for the first time.

Made friends with the local dog called Bruce - he was lovely

Ate and drank lots and generally relaxed to Turkish time

Went to some really neat markets and practiced haggling - we are both not very good at it though...

We also saw some other funny things like this...

And this

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Before we start with Turkey...

Before we start with Turkey there are a few things about Ol' London that we should note:

1. Croydon is really a below average day out, followed by Crystal Palace - well Crystal Palace does have a big park but it's a bit grim. The National War Museum and the Oxford vs Cambridge Boat race were much more fun. It is deceptively hard to actually see the boats racing however as you can see...

2. English people are surprizingly funny and polite at work, and maybe a little useless on occasion.

3. And despite having short ad breaks and some top shows, English TV is decidedly average. But the ads in between the English international football games are great.

4. You can buy beer at the petrol station, not that the English encourage drink driving - also bike helmets are optional.

5. Double-decker bus rides are like tour buses except there is no guide to point out what is important and interesing. The tube however is not like an underground roller coaster.

6. Surprizingly there are no canarys in or around Canary Wharf, there are also no Elephants or Castles at Elelphant and Castle. London Bridge does have a very pretty bridge though.