Mosque

Mosque

  1. I loved waking up to the gentle echoing of the call to prayers at 6.30 every morning. Much better than my bedside radio alarm clock!
  2. I loved seeing the minarets sticking up like giant pencils in every town and village we passed. They blended perfectly into the landscape.
    Mosque

    Mosque

  3. I loved lunches without any alcohol on the table. There are always people on trips abroad who greedily dive into the wine and then loudly talk annoying rubbish. Personally, I prefer fizzy water! No, there’s no ban on alcohol. It’s their choice to serve it or not.
  4. I loved the Turkish bread, crusty on the outside and fluffy, light and airy on the inside. The downside is, it was hard to resist, and I often ate too much of it and couldn’t finish my food!
  5. I loved the local wines. They are all prizewinners, and deservedly so.
    Traditional Bazaar

    Traditional Bazaar

  6.  I loved the shops, especially the Bazaars. Shopping Heaven! I’ve often given up trying to buy things in other countries in the Bazaars because I hate being hassled. And I often get fed up with bargaining as it’s such a waste of shopping time! But in Thracian Turkey, everything is clearly priced, and the shopkeepers smile and leave you alone. And when I did ask for a reduction if I bought several items, they would shrug and say OK, as though they found it amusing!
    Empty road

    Empty road

  7. I loved the peaceful, empty roads. The colouring of the countryside was picturesque, with not a house in sight for miles.
  8. I loved the cleanliness everywhere, especially the immaculate service station toilets. I hate public loos, but these were even decorated with floral stencils, and they had vases of flowers everywhere, both in the Ladies and the Gents (because I peeked in there.) They even had coloured beads in the washbasin plugholes!
    Dupisna Cave picnic spot

    Dupisna Cave picnic spot

  9. I loved visiting the historical area which used to be an inland sea where Noah’s Ark was supposed to have finished up after the flood. We visited an archaeological site and a wonderful, recently-discovered cave. You can park among the trees, have a picnic or barbecue, and even camp there for the night.
    Dupnisa Cave

    Dupnisa Cave

  10. I loved the huge variety of hotels, including vineyards, 4-star modern hotels, and parts of old palaces. And I slept well everywhere as there are no loud drunks out on the streets late at night!

Yes, there’s a lot to be admired about the traditional Muslim way of life!

Thracian countryside

Thracian countryside

About Lyn

LYN FUNNELL CV (well, sort of!) Lyn had very successful careers as an Air Hostess, Sales Rep, (she was one of only a couple of women. She beat all the men regularly, becoming the Top Rep in the UK, and 2nd in the world.) And then Catering took over. She did everything from the washing-up, to Silver Service Waitress, and Chef. A few times, she had to cook the meal, dash round the other side and Silver Serve it! In between all this, she wrote as often as she could, building up a reputation as a published short story writer, (Horror and a twist in the tale,) and a Poet. She has appeared as a Performing Poet, and a Demo Chef. Then she discovered the world of the Food & Travel Writer. And that’s what she has continued doing to this day. Her main hobbies are Cookery and entering Competitions. She has won many prizes, including holidays and a moped. She enjoys entering Competitions, submitting her original recipes. She was first in many Competitions, including the Good Housekeeping Millenium Menu, Fruits of France, Bernard Matthews Turkey Recipe, and appeared on BBC’s The One Show Spag Bol contest. She was one of three Finalists, coming 2nd, which makes her Britain’s Spag Bol Queen! Now she runs B-C-ing-U! and loves it! After several years of being messed around by Editors, and having loads of contacts, Lyn formed her own online Magazine, vowing to treat her writers fairly, and to do everything possible to further their careers, publicise their books, etc. She now has a band of excellent regular writers, and the Magazine’s going from strength to strength! Lyn’s online published books; Adverse Camber A collection of my published poems. The First Book of Short Stories The Second Book of Short Stories The Third Book of Short Stories. Many of these stories have been previously published. St Anthony of Padua. The Patron St of the Old. A story of one woman’s terrible ordeal in a Home, and her family’s rescue of her. The Girl Who Watched. A Cuban girl is attacked by an English journalist & what follows! Willy the Whizz & the Wormhole. Suitable for Young Adults, aged 15-95! Get Out Of Debt And Stay Out – Forever! Unsympathetic, hard-hitting, realistic solutions to your problems. All these books are published by Andrews UK Ltd www.andrewsuk.com No, I didn’t pay them to Vanity Publish! They’re all available from Amazon, and many other online publishers. LYN FUNNELL.