01 August 2008

From Chaos into Order

We arrived last night from Istanbul. A bit later than expected. Apparently the Chaos of the Istanbul airport wins out over the Punctuality of Swiss Airline.

It was late and we were tired, so we caught a taxi home. He helped to gently readjust us. Even though he had an extremely Swiss name and appearance, the driver was speeding, changing lanes frequently and even passing on the right. Sort of like the Swiss version of a Turkish taxi driver.

The holiday was wonderful. We actually lucked out in the weather category. Athens was unrelentingly hot (over 100 F / 40 C) and Dubronik wasn't terribly hot, but did have an extremely high humidity that made it difficult to breathe. However, pretty much everywhere else we went was having an unseasonably cool temperatures. Even Istanbul was only 80 F / 30 C with low humidity and a steady breeze. Not bad at all.

And everything we saw? Wow! Well worth the bit of heat we had to endure.

I'll post more after unpacking, laundering and grocery shopping...

NOTE: Completely forgot we would be returning on a Holiday Weekend (Swiss Day). Grocery stores are closed today. Our cupboards are empty, so it's off to the train station grocery store for us.

1 comment:

Zurich Mama Geek said...

Welcome back! Istanbul is definitely on our list for the near future. I can't wait to see your pictures.