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Turkey – Blue Cruising

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Harbour and Castle of Bodrum

At first we were a little concerned about going to Turkey because the country shares borders with Syria, Iran and Iraq.   The situation is not exactly friendly in Syria at the moment.  Though Turkey is a huge westernized country and we’d be nowhere near the terrible fighting we had heard that groups of Syrian refugees were trying to board the ferries along the south coast and we  didn’t want to inadvertently find ourselves in a dangerous situation, especially as our young daughter was with us.  That’s a little more ‘school of life’ than we were up for.   But, after discussing the matter thoroughly over a glass or two of cloudy, refreshing ouzo with Dimitri the bar-tending philosopher (aren’t they all) we felt more confident.   “No problem.  Nothing will happen,”  and the biggie “trust me.”  So completely reassuring.  While absentmindedly polishing glasses behind the bar Dimitri continued with his history lesson, “Turkey says we took over their islands.” He grinned with such force that it sent shock waves all the way up and over his scarred bald head.   “Well, when you are there, just dig down…under those Roman ruins what do you find?  Greek ruins!  So I ask you, who took over who?”  Valid point Dimitri.  “Another ouzo please!” Continue Reading →