Tuesday, 18 August 2009
Turkey's not just for Christmas
We went to Turkey last week. It was gloriously, skin-burningly hot. The hotel was comfortable, the food was pretty good, we had a great British package holiday. Seven days of eating, sleeping, sunbathing with the occasional foray into shopping.
Things I learnt in Turkey:
- how to say please in Turkish (lutfen). Thank you is very complicated.
- how to do sudoku, having been baffled by it for years. All it took was five mornings of shady sunbathing and several sneaky peeks in the back for a little help along the way
- how to walk semi-elegantly on pebbles
- why there is a dearth of middle-aged crew-cut men in England during August, they are all in Turkey arguing with their kids and watching footie in karaoke bars
- Turkish breakfast consists of egg, watermelon, unidentified bread products, cucumber and olives
- eyebrows can be enhanced by threading (I am very pleased with my Turkish eyebrows), the slight pain distracted me from the agony of having a Turkish pedicure
Several mysteries remain unanswered:
- does every English girl over the age of 11 own a pair of hair straighteners?
- what is it with the Amy Winehouse hair and eyeliner?
- is the Blue Lagoon at Olu Deniz not as good as Frinton?
- what are holiday reps for?
- why is it hotter in the room at night than during the day?
- why do beach towels never really dry out?