"The water is too wet!"
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Swimsuit season is officially upon us as the French on my boat this morning blessed us all by showing way too much skin for my taste. It was up by 9 and off to the boat this morning! There were about 20 of us on what we were told was a classic Turkish boat, though I feel that's just a sly way of saying 'tourist boat,' as the real Turkish boats here are mostly gigantic with sails-I'd absolutely love to have one of them. When I mention this to Alec though, he points out that I wouldn't be stealing if I took one, I\'d be comandeering, which would make me a pirate. Sounds like a fun gig?
The 10 Euros that I shelled out for this boat trip out to the peninsula and various islands off the coast was definitely worth it, but I soon found how exactly they afford to run it so cheaply.
The rest of the day on the boat was spent mostly lounging on the top, taking short naps, and loving how I can see the bottom of the sea-it\'s just like a pool at home here, although waaayy colder.
Night brought a nice dinner with Alec, a German, and two Turkish girls, then back to the hostel where Alec had to help clean up the bar-of course a game of Backgammon was called for, and after I failed horribly at trying to teach Alec, Memeht, the guy who works the bar here, taught and schooled both of us. I was a bit tired but didn\'t care-this is my last night in Turkey and I'm going out. Alec and I headed to the beach with some beers, then somehow got caught up in a crowd of rowdy, drunk, middle-aged Turks who were having a blast drinking Raci, dancing, singing, and playing various instruments. It was great-I love seeing people really enjoy life!