Gone is the noise and manic car parking in our street. The Belediyesi have now provided us with a lovely pedestrian area resplendent with colourfully lit flora, seating, lights & for our local backgammon playing men folk - ashtrays. For which we thank you! To finish off a manic week and start our new life here in Fethiye, no expense was spared. The highlight for me was last nights Whirling Dervish performance. Always graceful! I know they are religious followers of the Q'ran for which their dance (sema ritual ) holds special meaning, but in truth I love it for it's grace, serenity & music. Also included in last nights celebration of Ramazan was Fethiye's very own brass band, colourfully dressed youth in traditional costumes and all the normal things you'd expect to find in a night of celebration - holy or not - from the fairy floss man to the traditional hot sweet corn vendor. So once again I'd like to thank the local municipality for it's effort and fine homecoming and encourage them to continue as we renew old friendships & explore our surroundings.
Let the adventure begin!