Nicky, my wife, and I have always loved to travel. Individually, we were backpacking round the world long before we met. However, neither of us originally realized how much we would learn from our global adventures. And how insights gained would translate into re-defining our lives, re-shaping them in sometimes surprisingly new ways.
Month: May 2010
Turkey has seen a boom in tourism in recent years, largely thanks to the weakening of the pound against the Euro, with nearly 1.6 million UK residents taking a holiday to Turkey in 2009 according to the Office for National Statistics – and all signs are pointing towards 2010 being another busy year for the Aegean country.
People are wonderful, they really are. The city life can make you doubt this sometimes. We’re all bundled together, forced to wear the suits and skirts, we walk past each other blank faced and thinking only of coffee. We forget the simple wonderful feeling that comes with connecting with someone, enjoying someone’s company, and someone’s stories.
One of my closest friends and I are huddled together, shaking, trying not vomit from the nerves. Yes, we’re both grown men, and there are girls our age present. Why are we doing this? Because we’re in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, stuck in a snowstorm on a paved road with no guardrails, sliding around turns in a van without snow tires 1000 feet above the valley below. We didn’t sign up for this.