I was hoping to take a trip over to Turkey for a couple
of days but by the time I got around to to catching the boat I'd quite
run out of time. So instead I went on the organised day trip to Marmaris.
The crossing doesn't take too long and (as was quite usual) the weather
While leaving the boat and making my way to the town from
the port I got talking to Alex Wissmar who was heading in the same direction.
Alex had spent some time in Turkey some years earlier and was now travelling
again after having spent some time in Scotland. We stopped awhile to watch
a dance festival and spent several hours wandering around the markets and
having the 'millionaire' experience. These days the Turks work in Millions
of Lira - a cup of tea will cost a couple of hundred thousand. In the photo
we splashed out on a Turkish cup of tea.
Here I am with George and Mary Welling on the ferry just
about to sail back to Lindos. I bumped into George and Mary as I was going
back to the harbour. They both looked a little tired after walking around
Marmaris and we took a taxi back together. George would have been especially
tired as he has to walk with a stick, which was a result of his time spent
in Korea during the Korean War. It was his Korean baseball cap that made
me strike up conversation in the first place. Unfortunately I got on the
wrong boat with the couple and as soon as I'd discovered my mistake I had
to leave the boat, so if anyone out there should know how I can get in
touch with them drop me a line.
This has got to be one of the funniest after holiday stories
I have. I met Joe and his girlfriend (who both seemed rather nice and I'm
sure his girlfriend is) while coming back from Turkey. We got talking and
exchanged e-mail addresses. Much later (about August / September after
I had come to Taiwan I received a message from this 'nice' guy 'informing'
me that he had 'come across' my web page and he gave me the link. So when
I clicked onto the link I was taken to a really poorly made site with verbal
abuse, homophobic (don't worry - I'm not!) crap and my personal e-mail
address in big friendly lettering across the top! This guy's name is Joe
Prystupa and he lives and studies somewhere in Dundee ( I will find out
where.) I'd like to give you his e-mail address so you could spam it if
you wish, but unfortunately the nice people at Yahoo.com were less than
impressed with his work and .... oops! I hear they deleted it! Ha-Ha!!
I don't have too many photos of myself on my site and
I think that this one wasn't too bad so I'll let it go. Here I am enjoying
the sun en route to the Acropolis.
Here I am with the guys of the Internet Cafe in Lindos
which has to contend with the island's poor line connections to stay in
business. The Cafe's a nice place place to hang out drink coffee and catch
some TV when the weather gets too hot.
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