Sunday, May 27, 2007

Hello Turkey! Kuşadasi


Well, there is no doubt we have made it to Turkey. The people are incredibly charming (and also very persuasive). We are getting a little more for our money, like breakfast with our room and way better service. And, we are awoken at sunrise with the Islamic call for prayer blasting over loudspeakers. Oh yeah, and the bread is delicious and plentiful (and free wıth every meal!).

We landed in Kuşadasi and enjoyed the evening wandering the town and hearing person after person ask us "Where are you from?" and ''May i ask you one questıon?'' and "Do you want to sit down and have the 2 for 1 drink special?" and ''Maybe you are ınterested ın a rug?'' We also got to enjoy another futbol celebration, as the local team won the Turkish championships. There were fıreworks (not really that impressive given that the cocktails came with sparklers on them) and a motorcade of people cheering and waving flags. It was fun and reminded me of the celebrations ın North Beach after Italy won the world cup. It is so strange that Americans only care about the sport once every 4 years and the rest of the world is obsessed with it.

4 comments:

jpizzle said...

MMMmmmmm.....Turkey.....

ayhan said...

i happy to visit my contry. next time you can see ısparta you can travel(ısparta in turkey)

T-Rex said...

Hi Jen & Gil!!
I love that you're doing such a great job posting on your blog, it's really fun to see where you are and hear about some of the things that you're up to and to see your smiling faces! Santorini is gorgeous. Keep up the posts and we miss you. :)

Chuck said...

We need some more pics of gil wearing socks and sandals!