The start of this trip has been the most protracted of all my adventures. The totals are as follows:
in the air 18 hours
in transit 8 hours
car from Izmir to Kusadasi 1 hour
So this, my room in Kusadasi, was a welcome relief.
However my dozing off at 6 pm after a shower, was rudely disrupted by the Muslim Muzak, from the minaret 100 metres away and Allah be praised because it happened again at 5:30am… Dr Kiley can complain all she likes about my iPod being heard through the brick walls of a tourist shack on the coast… Catholics have acute hearing
At the Izmir airport the baggage carousel has an Emirates poster showing a sexy 30s something man in smart casual business gear collecting his Gucci luggage with the slogan
“Emirates – Hello tomorrow”…prescient should ones luggage go missing in transit!
The Turkish Border Protection unit need lessons from Prime Minister Abbott. My man at the counter managed to take my passport, scan it, stamp it and pass it back with out taking his eyes off his iPhone!