I shall borrow from Vee for the idea for this post as I have too much to tell and not enough time to write it as I’m off to Berlin in the morning!

I travelled to Turkey, via Bexhill and Braintree, from there onward to Stanstead and ultimately, Antalya. A bit of a circuitous route but it had logic as I was meeting up with mum first. Our flight was inevitably delayed so we arrived at 5.30am at our hotel. We thought the guide was joking about leaving at 7.30 am but he wasn’t so we just showered, had breakfast and we were off!

Six things that I loved about the holiday:
1. Turkey is full of ancient ruins, many of which I had assumed were in Greece, there is enough to keep the archaeologists busy for the next 200 years.
2. The weather was great, they only have about 50 days of rain a year and we didn’t have any. It was their ‘autumn’ but at 31 degrees it felt like summer to us.
3. It is a vast country, very mountainous, with many people in the eastern part really living as peasant farmers but the government seems to be doing the right things about education, help for women setting up businesses, ( votes for women were brought in the 1920’s I think) aid for farmers to help them work efficiently etc. the country is totally self sufficient in food, has a very young population and virtually no unemployment.
4. They are very relaxed about drinking, lets hope that the government remains secular and that they continue to be ‘freshwater Muslims’
5. The food was varied and plentiful.
6. The sea was incredibly blue!

There are bound to be things I’ve missed out but that will have to do for now!







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