Saturday, June 26, 2010

... and the real reason for blogging here

This is my favourite place in the Turkish hotel. A lanai, open to all sides, allowing the wind from the sea to cool the place. Once, we had 43°C/108°F. But this was only one day with a wind that seemed to come out of a baking oven. Mostly, it was around 86 F, quite pleasant. But not going down much at night, so we had to sleep with the air condition on, and the cold winds fell right onto my bed, so I had dreams of wool caps. The remote was in a box screwed to the wall, so all you could do was to switch off and on. At last I learnt that the lid of the machine could be put into a different position, so this was improved.
I had a flu for a few days, and when it was mostly over, J got it.
I got a little further with my embroidery. The cook of the hotel had a look and said that this looks like Turkish nomad craft. I was quite pleased to hear that. I had taken a sketch along instead of the big book. But I did not get very far, because most of the time, there was an animation program going on around the pool, and this lanai was close to it. The young guys who did the animation turned up the music to an intolerable volume, so I was constantly on the move, looking for a quiet place. The nights were no better, there was disco music and parties all around in the neighbouring hotels, so even my ear plugs were not enough to save my sleep. We had to sleep with closed windows and a chilling air condition -- see above. But this hotel also had great advantages; more about that soon. And then I will explain the "beach google".

5 comments:

jude said...

this is all so familiar. were you near Fetiye?

Approachable Art said...

Your photos of your trip look amazing, Eva!

Eva said...

jude, not really near, rather half way between Antalya and Alanya; but south coast anyway.

Deborah said...

Looks like a lovely place. Your embroidery is coming along nicely.

ArtSparker said...

Sounds as if you would need a vacation from that vacation. The embroidery is jolly.