July 01, 2007

.. and back again

Merhaba to all from sunny Olympos. Since I last wrote, we have done a lot of shopping and passed a fairly unpleasant night on an overnight bus. We were booked to return to Istanbul, however we must have taken a wrong turn because here we are, back at Bayram's, in Olympos, on the southern coast of Turkey.

We figured we'd better get amongst it last night, so we had a few wines, met some other travellers and also some of the locals. It was a full moon. Around midnight we wandered down the road to find the famed Orange Bar. What a place! Open-roofed, with the towering cliffs surrounding it illuminated to great effect, and the place itself - a big sunken dancefloor, loads of lights, smoke machine, strobe and did I mention the banging trance? Haha, it was hilarious. The highlight was definitely a minimally-technofied version of Queen's 'Another One Bites the Dust' - when the bass dropped at the false ending I thought I would take flight! Epic.

In a few minutes we will be driven to Demre, where we will meet our friends on board the V-Go boat Baba Veli and take another lap on the Med. Mmm. Nice to continue with the ostrich thing, in the face of some disturbing news - nasty stuff in London, not so good news with the yachting and rugby, and an impending life of toil. This sand tastes good.

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Blogger Paul Capewell said...

Sounds like you're having some incredible experiences :)

Carry on enjoying it - that other stuff doesn't exist, promise.

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