For the first time in living memory I have had 2 or more consecutive days off work and not travelled. Well, I did travel a short distance–down the coast with Levent to his family’s rental flat in Tomuk. Coincidentally, Buket and her family were staying only 3 levels above in the same complex and building!
Lots of swimming in the sea and pool, eating of great food (icli kofte, lamb stew, a full Turkish breakfast and amazing lahmacun) and chatting with good people all took place; email writing, hotel searching and long-distance bus travelling did not.
I am now refreshed, slightly sunburnt and ready to get back to work.