Wishing You Were Here With Us In Heavenly Fethiye Harbour ...
Heavenly Fethiye Harbour.
Hello again from Turkey.
Wish you were here?
Well, we certainly wish you all were. Really. What a wow that would be, eh?
Anyway, in the meantime we've not an awful lot to report on other than to say that the millions of magnificent Muslim people of Turkey continue to act as unlike marauding, murdering terrarrists as possible -- as per usual.
In fact, they continue to help make our stay as near perfect as possible.
Apart from one wise guy, that is.
A con-man market trader we ran into yesterday. Well, there's always at least one of 'em where ever one goes, ain't there?
As expected, his first asking price for a nice leather belt was far too high, at 65 Lira.
Again, as expected, the traditional old barter-barter-barter routine brought the price down -- and down -- and down -- and down.
Eventually, he finished up making his final 'offer one couldn't refuse'. And, would you believe that the old rogue finally came down to just 10 Lira?
Yep, you read that right -- all the way down from an original 65 Lira -- to only 10 Lira.
Y'see, the poor fellow hadn't reckoned on ever having to deal with Mrs Old Brit. Since when she says 'no' -- you can bet you're bottom dollar (or lira, or pound or whatever), that she means 'no' -- in a big, big way. You'd better believe it.
So, as our final four days are now sort of staring us straight in the face, here's where we're signing off on another short 'drive by' post -- 'cos the truth is that we don't want to miss a minute of our remaining time here in Turkey.
In the meantime, stay tuned.