We’ve been pretty quiet recently. We went to the UK at short notice due to a family emergency and ended up spending Christmas there. We’ve been back home just over a week now and are slowly getting back to normal.
Today, though, we decided to go to Tire market because Hilary needed some thread for a sewing project and because we just felt like a trip out (not to mention the late breakfast/early lunch at Haci Baba which was, of course, as excellent as always).
We met some tourists on the bus who had a wonderful app. on their phone which translated whatever language they were speaking into written Turkish. I think the lady to whom they showed it was a bit …. puzzled by it!
We failed to take into account just how cold it would feel. There was snow on the higher hills visible from our house and quite a lot more snow on Kaplan Dağ, as can be seen in the pictures. We got some thread (and some almonds and some dates) and had an excellent lunch. It was a good day out. Then we headed back home to the warmth of the radiators and the wood burning stove.
We did find one travel site that maintains that in Turkey it is always ‘bikini weather’. Then can, with all due respect, keep their bikinis.