"I so sorry, I eat you!"

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Turkish pride.

I got to Bodrum this morning with no accomodation booked, but a smile on my face at the temperature outside. Today is definitely going to be the first day of my tan :) I haven't been able to wear just a tank top in months and I'm incredibly excited! Although I hadn't been able to book the Bodrum Backpacker's hostel due to some weird website malfunction, it was fairly easy to find. With the volcano in Iceland holding up thousands of flights, it was virtually empty, save one South African couple here on holiday before starting their summer working on a Mediterranian cruise ship. Soon enough I was settled in by myself in a 6 person dorm, donning a skirt and tank top. Now this is how vacation's supposed to feel! For the first time in the past 6 weeks, I felt like I was on a true resorty vacation, and although this is not normally what I go for when I travel, it was nice to just relax, especially when I realized that I'd have to wait til Monday morning to cath a ferry to Greece.

First stop was buying some proper flip-flops, as my Merril walking sandals don't really do the trick when it comes to hanging out on the beach. They ended up killing my feet by the end of the day, but they're still good to have for nasty hostel showers I'm sure to encounter. Not sure how I've gone so long without them actually! Walking around the town was nice-there's a great bazaar selling loads of jewelry and swimsuits, the latter of which I definitely need to invest in. I spent the rest of the day walking around to a few historical sights like the 'Antique Ampitheater' and the castle, which I couldn't bother myself to actually pay to get into, as I've seen so many castles recently-it was pretty enough from the outside, surrounded by gorgeous yachts and fishing boats.

Now that's a vacation!

Before heading back to my hostel, I bought several postcards and actually wrote and sent them out, which is a big deal for me. I'm pretty good about buying postcards for people, but terrible at actually sending them. As there was no one of interest hanging out in my hostel, I ended up playing backgammon and drinking tea with Mehmet, one of the guys who works here. He's quite a character and throughout the game kept proclaiming things like, 'Aahh Christina, I so sorry, I eat you!' or 'Ah, I am a very lucky boy, very lucky boy!' Which made the whole ordeal that much more entertaining. When I couldn't take any more of the game, I excused myself and played around online for a bit before turning in. Hopefully more people will show up in the hostel tomorrow!

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Turkish pride.
Turkish pride.
Now thats a vacation!
Now that's a vacation!
Tempted to take one out...
Tempted to take one out...
(Really) Old ampitheater.
(Really) Old ampitheater.
Yes, I will take three red balloon…
Yes, I will take three red balloo…
All castled-out so just looked at …
All castled-out so just looked at…
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