Friday, 31 August 2007


In truth, we returned a week ago. It has taken a week to get the admin done and return to home mode.

So, Turkey; Fantastic weather, so hot in the middle of the day that you have to scuttle from one shady patch to the next, like a beetle,or that bloke in the Fosters advert. Scenery, rugged and majestic, ocean so clear you can see the sea bed thirty feet below you. People happy, friendly, helpful and tolerant of mono-linguistic Brits.

Market traders, hilarious....."Cheap Shop, Cheap Shite, Cheaper than Asda, Cheaper than Shoplifting", yelled repeatedly at the top of the lungs in 45+ heat, all day.
Or another guy shouting "Only looking Mate", over and over. When I went to have a word with him it transpired that was all the English he could speak. His Boss told me that he employed the guy to make fun of the Brit tourists ! Brilliant.

One tiny irritation though, I was offered 500 camels for my wife and daughter.
I wasn't offended, but I thought they were worth at least 650.

The photo is Olu Deniz beach at sunset, I'd go back tomorrow.


beachfreak said...

You should have bartered, the Turks love that. You'd probably have got 650 easily, maybe a few more.

Manic Mother Of Five said...

Welcome back Knifepainter. You've been missed. Surely no matter how many camels you were offered, the correct response would be that she is not for sale at any price??!! Went on a camel on holiday - they may be bad tempered but they are certainly impressive creatures. Top photo, yet again, even if its not Norfolk!

knifepainter said...

I tried to barter beachfreak, but he was having none of it.

......and manic, I don't know about ANY price !!

sally in norfolk said...

Glad to hear you had a good time..look forward to seeing more photos

knifepainter said...

Thanks Sally, more on the way.

Ana Banana Nuts & Honey said...

I did not know you went to Turkey! But I hope you had a happy trip and glad to see you're back! Beautiful photos!

knifepainter said...

Thanks Ana, we had a great time.