“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” –Mark Jenkins

Monday, 28 September 2009

Day 143 - 24th September, Thursday.

Last night Cathy and Derek took us to the small village of Tatilisu where they were having their annual ‘Harnup’ festival (Carob in English) and Cathy and her line dancing friends were performing. The evening was great fun and the traditional costumes worn by the other Turkish dancers were stunning.

This afternoon we ventured out to purchase a Turkish mobile phone (which makes phone calls home considerably cheaper in this non-EU country and ensures receiving calls is free of charge – new number for the next couple of months – 00 905 33 88 33 207) and then went for coffee at a friend’s cafe in town. The heat delayed a walk round town until another day; we’d like to get some maps and guide books to plan our tour of the island.

This evening also saw was plenty of wine and beer as Derek and Cathy had a darts match against a neighbouring team at the Old Mill, very entertaining. The English locals seem have built a very friendly community here with busy social lives and a great range of activities to get involved in.

1 comment:

  1. hope that includes omelette-making-with-anything-left-in-the-fridge - always an entertaining activity :P
    pleased to see you both looking so well and tanned-up (grrrr)... donkey pic please!! keep safe and happy, phil xx