We went to sit by a pool in Turkey. The country feels like it's changed since we were last there, 18 years ago. It feels more Westernised, more modern. More European, now I stop to think about it.
It was smack-you-in-the-face hot, as early as 7am. Like a lot of pale Englishmen, I tended to wilt a little bit in those temperatures. But there was respite in cool water; I love swimming and snorkelling, and a day out on a boat provided plenty of both. The Aegean Sea is the most incredible colour. Deep rich blue, incredibly clean and clear. Moored in a shallow bay, it looks greener, and the fish gather round looking for scraps of food.
It felt good to get away from everything and spend a few days not thinking about work. A week really wasn't enough. More photos here.
(11th September 2013)