Sunday, 8 November 2009
Stuck in Istanbul
The flight from Heathrow to Istanbul was delayed, so I missed my connecting flight to Bodrum by about 10 minutes...as did about a dozen other passengers. There are no more flights to Bodrum tonight so Turkish Airlines have put us up in this hotel in Istanbul. I've just had dinner with a couple of very interesting men (all the other passengers are men...I'm the only woman). One of them has a yachting business with boats all over the world, and the other guy is a yacht designer who has come over with him for a week to put the finishing touches to a new yacht moored in Bodrum marina. Oooh...how the other half live!! Lovely guys...both of them.
Dinner was delicious. I've just logged on to the internet and will shortly have a long leisurely bath before raiding the mini-bar. Although I don't think I should overdo it as breakfast is at 4.30am and the bus will collect us at 5.00am for our 7.00am flight.
I was very annoyed at first, because we were told by the ground staff on leaving the plane that the Bodrum plane would wait for us...but it didn't...and we waited around for quite a long time for the bus to the hotel. But I'm now quite relaxed, and am enjoying my stay in a very nice hotel, courtesy of Turkish Airlines. I haven't stayed in a decent hotel for years so it's actually a good way of rounding off my trip to England.
OK...the bath and the mini-bar are waiting for me so I'll wish you all a pleasant evening and hope it is as nice as mine.