We are done with Turkey. In fact we are just about done with the adventure. Yesterday we left our village of Kirzali, drove to Izmir and caught a plane to Istanbul, transferred and went on to Amsterdam where we are spending a long weekend with the #3's.
The flight was uneventful but not comfortable. Everything was fine in Izmir, they even got us onto an earlier flight which turned out to be to our benefit. It is a schlepp from the domestic to the international terminal in Istanbul. Then the international terminal does not have the best signage I've seen in an airport which led us to many wanderings to find the food we sought and then the Turkish Airlines club (Thank Star Alliance Gold lifetime status 😏) - wish we had more time there.
Our fight to Amsterdam was packed. We had to take bus to the plane which meant they started boarding way early. We always get on as early as we can to ensure we get space for our camera bag. But with us being away from the gate, there was no A/C on and it was hot. Even after they shut the doors to the plane, it seemed that the cooling was not working in our section of the plane. So we were pretty wiped out by the time we got to Amsterdam.
Coming to Amsterdam has been a regular for us since we started these long trips. Staying with the #3's is like a diver coming up from a deep dive with waiting spots to avoid the bends. We are officially off the adventure trail, into something more homey and familiar but not full cold turkey back to our regular life.
I do have a project here...building a Greco/Roman Temple Monument to the 3A, now officially recognized as the God of Super Fast Internet. I got one picture post that had been waiting for days because of our internet problems in Turkey and am looking forward to getting the rest up soon.