Monday, September 17, 2012

the friendly Turks

Since I am currently in London and Warren has (a few) extra days leave - we have decided to make a little European trip. We had settled on Spain... (Or Italy... Or Portugal). Then Warren, the fiance, phoned to enquire about some flight options:

Warr: We would like to book some flights to Barcelona please
Flight lady: Yes certainly, we have plenty of availability and at very reasonable prices.
Warr: Perfect, we will take two please.
Flight Lady: Yes certainly Sir.
Warr: ... and just one more thing, my (very beautiful and lovely) fiance is in London traveling on a tourist visa. We can just apply for the Schengen Visa in London, right?
Flight Lady: Oh... you mean.. she isn't living in London?
Warr: Well.. She's technically living here at the moment. But currently, she's on a tourist visa.
Flight Lady: Oh well Sir, that means she will have to apply for the Schengen Visa in her country of origin.
Warr: You mean, she will have to fly back to South Africa to apply for the Schengen Visa and then fly back to London when she has it?
Flight Lady: Yes, that's correct Sir.

Me when I heard this story: Are you SERIOUS?

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So we abandoned the idea of Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Greece, Sweden, Switzerland, Netherlands, Finland, Denmark, Austria, Germany (due to the kiffness of the South African Passport) and took to our trusty friend Mr Google:

This. is the awesome way to plan your travels.
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So we have booked flights to Bodrum for the 26 September - when we will smack down in the land of the Turks (VISA ON ARRIVAL) for some sun, sea, history and Turkish Delights. Anyone who has a recommendation of things to do - please let us know in the comments below :) yay!!


Melissa said...

Oh, that is good to know. Also Ireland apparently ... Have a great trip!

Jane Jager said...

Hi Che! I was in Turkey in June and I also visited Bodrum! If you go to my blog you can see some of my photos from the trip :) As for things to do in Bodrum, you have to try spend a day on a boat(this was the highlight of my trip), have a turkish bath(and pay extra for a massage after the bath its definitely worth it!), go on a day tour to Ephesus, take a mini bus to Goumbet(10 minute trip) and enjoy their beach, go on a tour of Bodrum Castle(The view from the top is amazing),enjoy the shopping in Bodrum and lastly enjoy Bodrum's beach :) I hope you have an incredible trip, I'm sure you will as Turkey is an incredible country with friendly and welcoming people!

Che Kershaw said...

Oh WOW!! thank you so much Jane!! will definitely check out those things (and sign me up for a Turkish massage for SURE!) We have booked a place to stay in Gumusluk so it's quite near Bodrum and we will be able to go on the Castle tours and all! yay!! excited!! Love the pics on your blog! x

Thais Azevedo said...

I have never been to Bodrum, but 2 years ago I went to Istanbul and, if you have time, you should definitely go there! Some places that can't be missed there are the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and the Topkapi Palace. There is also cafe called Pierre Loti that has a wondeful view of the city! There are some restaurants I can recommend and even a place to buy Turkish Delights and other typical sweets. If you decide to go there let me know and I can give some names!

Jane Jager said...

Its a pleasure :) I'm glad you liked the photos :) One other thing, visit Yunuslar Karadeniz if you get the chance(its an amazing Patisserie and Bakery in the main part of Bodrum) I spent a day in the kitchen with the pastry chefs and also took some photos which you can see on my other blog :)

oh and one last thing(I promise) Dalyan Beach/Turtle Bay is beautiful! It does require 2 hours on a bus but it really is beautiful, hopefully it'll be quieter when you go! The tour includes visiting the mud baths, lunch and then a boat trip along the river to the beach. We only spent an hour on the beach and I would have loved to stay there the whole day but sadly there was a schedule to stick too.

Ah so exciting :) so jealous!

Precious and Jemily said...

damn our green passports. That said, Turkey is AMAZING. Private Turkish bath is a must, and a booze cruise on a boat. I was there in May and we don't even need to pay the 10euro visa fee anymore (but the Brits do, haha). You can also go to Ireland without a visa (didn't even get asked for my passport when returning to Edinburgh, *shocked face* i know?!) and Dublin is an awesome city. x P

Che Kershaw said...

yay! can't wait! turkish bath on the cards for SURE! (think Ireland will have to be next - GUINNESS AND POTATOES!)

Che Kershaw said...

ah wow! now im sad we aren't going to Istanbul! we will have to make another trip! Pierre Loti sounds amazeballs!

Che Kershaw said...

eeeee!!!! so excited with all these things to do! will def try and visit the Patisserie! A GIRL'S GOTTA EAT ya know!! :)

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