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Farewell to Turkey.

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So - today we have said goodbye to Turkey. What a wonderful, ancient, colourful, traditional, diverse and proud country this is. To anyone who may be reading this journal - if you've ever thought about visiting Turkey - I say - "Do it!" We have absolutely loved our time here, and take with us memories that I hope will stay with us forever.
We said an emotional farewell to Lesley and Jacquie - they head home to Cairns today. We shared an airport transfer with Paul and Fleur - who are moving on to Greece. We shared a final coffee and Turkish Delights out at the airport - and another goodbye. All four are now wonderful friends. Hopefully in the future we can travel together again.
We are now enroute to London.
We landed at Gatwick Airport and took the Gatwick Express (fast train) to Victoria Station. This is where our challenge began. We made our way from the Station to the Underground, asking for help along the way. Unfortunately we arrived right in the middle of peak hour. Can you imagine what it's like in Central London on the Underground in peak hour??
In hindsight we could have and probably should have caught a taxi, because this was almost beyond me. Down stairs and up and down escalators with our bags and backpacks, and then squeezing on to two different trains. Plus a 15 minute walk to our apartment. But - we made it! Once we sat down in our lovely warm apartment with a cuppa - there was a real sense of achievement experienced. Thank God for Red and his logistics skills!
We are staying in a great apartment in Camden. Mary - our landlord met us on our arrival and gave us instructions and directions etc. We took a walk around the corner and bought some provisions, we are self catering now.
Did heaps of washing, had soup for tea - and an early night in a bed fit for a Queen - like sleeping in the clouds!
No photos today!

Posted by Gibbo54 02:39 Archived in United Kingdom

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