|On holiday in Turkey with family|
I know it is possible to over romanticise our holidays but I was impressed by an obvious sense of general hospitality which existed
within many of the Turkish people we met and which still seems to be part of the culture. Apple Tea is offered routinely in many establishments (without charge) just to be courteous and, one evening, with my son-in-law having bought some items from a souvenir type shop, the shopkeeper then gave us a Turkish Keyring each as a gift. Just a small thing but how lovely. I rather thought that this sort of thing would be exceedingly rare in England, but how wonderful just to welcome people and to be hospitable and generous. We celebrated our son's birthday while we were in Turkey, and again I was struck by the fruit and wine that was sent to our room as it was a special day.
These were not the only examples we had of generous hospitality over the last week or so. My wife Nicola and I were very impressed with the facilities at Gatwick Airport for Special Assistance. We usually have to use a wheelchair in airports and have assistance to enter the aircraft because steps are difficult. The facilities and organisation at Gatwick were superb. And at the other end at Dalaman it was pretty good too. People put themselves out to help in a whole variety of ways.
|Enjoying swimming in the pool|
|Some of the food and drink|
we were treated to
By the way anyone got any use for 4.5 Turkish Lira? :-)