Turkey – Day 7

11:19 –

Well the day we’ve not been looking forward to has arrived and it’s time to go home. As it was a late night it’s been a bit of a late start but now just think breakfast and packing before possibly catching that pool one last time – good thing it’s so hot here – you dry fast! ๐Ÿ˜‰

12:55 –

We may have a problem… Were supposed to reconfirm our flights before flying… We’ve tried to phone several times from several phones to no success… Sending expedition to free Wi-Fi hotspot to check the airlines website…

16:06 –

Well the advance party got back with reasonably bad news. They hadn’t been able to find anything on the airline website but the Gatwick website was showing our flight due to land – it meant were going home… We knocked together some pasta for lunch and had a quick clean up of the villa before the taxis arrived. They took us to the airport and we went through security (everything was checked when you walked through) with Laura causing problems on the metal detector as usual now it’s just waiting for check in to open and boarding to begin ๐Ÿ˜‰

18:39 –

Well were on board having sat around in the arrivals lounge for what feels like ages – we had a nice round of Flux and ate some sarnies we made earlier. Now were on board so it’s time for phones off… See you in England.

22:05 –

Were still on the plane. Have been trying to doze as much as possible but this is really not comfortable – if you take the crash position it’s slightly less harsh on the neck but I fear that this has led to amusing photos to surface later…

This plane is slightly nicer in that there are screens showing us where were going – so gave Italy a wave as we flee through – though I’m not sure if it’s better knowing that you’ve got another 50 minutes or not… Still were surviving – just clearing the French alps… It’s been a bit of a gorgeous sunset and was tempted to try and dig out the robots from my hand luggage for a Project 365 photo – However as I’m not in a window seat I think this would be more trouble than it’s worth and I already like the photo taken this morning a lot – hopefully you’ll be able to see that later today/tomorrow depending on how long the camera takes to copy photos over/what time I’m back..

Really doesn’t feel like it’s just been a week that we’ve been away – will be interesting having a catch up with everyone ๐Ÿ˜‰

Must say the staff on the plane are wonderful – it’s a budget airline but were still being greeted in the same way we were whenever we went somewhere in Turkey and they seem to be really trying to keep the younger passengers amused and looked after – it’s very nice to see! Anyway I’m going to see if it’s possible to grab a bottle of water before we get locked down for landing… Hopefully next update will come from the home territory! ๐Ÿ˜‰

22:33 – ok seat belt signs on… Time to prepare for landing…


21:05 –

And we have landed! Let the mad rush to ticket control begin. Outside it’s 14 degrees – this is not going to be nice to enter having left 36-40 degrees… :-s

22:40 –

On the train to pick up the car now… It took about an hour to get through passport control/luggage reclaim but we got there in the end. Then it was time for the goodbyes and heading out to grab a coffee/sarnie and then the train. Need to go pick up car then I think and early night is in order as my body clock is still on Turkish time so thinks it’s some ungodly hour of the morning. However the temperature while cooler is nice – it feels like the air con has been turned on for the world so is quite relaxing – not sure if it’ll stay like that mind but we just have to wait and see…

00:19 –

And am utterly exhausted but home. Only one thing to do now… Bed. Night all!


2 thoughts on “Turkey – Day 7

  1. “They took us to the airport and we went through security…”

    Alt text: “We arrived at the airport and were accosted by police for taking pictures of Turkish aircraft. We now face up to 15 years in a foreign jail!”

    Seriously, Glad to here you had a great holiday! Thanks for doing the rolling blog, as it was interesting reading about it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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