adventures, comedy, Humorous, travel

The embarrassing Blue Mosque debacle

de·ba·cle
noun
\dē-ˈbä-kəl, di-, -ˈba-; ÷ˈde-bə-kəl\
Definition of DEBACLE
A total, often ludicrous failure.

I guess this isn’t a tale to be too proud of but everything in hindsight is funnier than what it was at the time. That’s why it’s called an adventure.

After a long flight (my first) from Cape Town and eventually arriving in Istanbul, little did we know that finding a taxi was going to be the easiest part of our day. I gave the cab driver the address of where we were staying and we were off, however once we got to the neighbourhood of our hostel the cab driver was unable to find the actual street. Our driver stopped a few times to ask the locals for directions but to no avail, he then stopped, got out, popped open the boot and put our bags on the pavement. And then left. He just left us there on the side of the road. We did not have a clue where we were or how to get to where we needed to be and of course we did not speak Turkish. We walked around for a few minutes passing Galata Tower (which later became our landmark as we had a knack for getting lost) before stopping at a fruit seller’s shop and asking for help. The shop owner Matin who was kind enough to call the hostel for us – this was after telling us to have a seat the little table opposite the shop and offering us tea – also escorted us to the front door of what we would call home for a few days.

Once we were checked-in and had a chance to shower and freshen up it was time to explore. 2 Turkish Lira bought us a jetoon token and we took the tram from Tophane station to Sultanahamet, once there we followed the trail of bread crumbs or was it a herd of sheep (read tourists) to a beautiful mosque. Places of worship always makes me feel at peace and this mosque was no exception. After taking what felt like 100 pictures we decided it was time go and find this infamous Blue Mosque everyone says is a must see. We managed to find the Istanbul hop-on hop-off bus and decided to take the tour hoping that we would pass this mosque. 2 hours and a bus ride later we discovered that the beautiful mosque where we took 100 pictures was in fact the Blue Mosque. To say that we were embarrassed is an under statement but hey at least we did get to see it.

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It’s raining men especially when you’re LOST

I have a confession and ladies I’m not sure if I must be proud or disappointed in all of you but after posting pics of Werewolf Joe my site stats increased dramatically and I got so many views I went to little blogger heaven.

So because I’m now drunk and high on views I thought I’d post you all a little treat for the weekend. Below is the reason why I watched the tv series LOST. Of course if asked directly I will say I thought it was an original story with a great cast and will mention nothing about glazed eyes and limted brain capacity.

JOSH HOLLOWAY AKA SAWYER and MATTHEW FOX AKA JACK……SIGH………who cares about the hatch, the others, the polar bears or that silly black cloud that kills people in the jungle when you have these beauties all to yourself stranded on a sinister deserted island. And if they taken there’s always Boone Carlyle or Desmond Hume, neither of them are shabby either.

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Vampires, Werewolves and Witches

Remember a time when vampire movies featured real vampire villians. I’m talking about Lestat in “Interview with a vampire” and Blade.

Back then ‘normal’ vampires couldn’t walk during the day and garlic and holy water was still a deadly happen and none of them sparkled.

Modern day vamprire movies are now trying to dispel life long myths about vampires. And they do all this whilst looking super hot.  So how the hell are we supposed to kill them now? I must admit I’m not a Twilight fan, Edward is sickly thin looking young man whom I cannot stand the sight of, I will however admit that team Jacob and the whole wolf pack is HOT. What I don’t get about Twilight is that they live in this small town because it almost never gets sun but even though there is a 100 percent cloud cover UV rays still penetrate through so technically they can’t go out during daylight??

Recently though I’ve decided to watch The Vampire Diaries and despite all the teen angst I’m currenlty enjoying it. So they might not be defenceless against holy water but hey at least there’s vervain. And ok there are a few characters I wish I could personally kill off but Damon makes it all worthwhile – double sigh. Although to me Damon will always be Boone Carlyle from Lost.

I think I might give Trueblood a chance while I’m waiting for my next Vampire Diaries fix cos I need something to tide me over. I like how each Vampire movie or series has conflicting information.

I’m quite ashamed of my Vamp addiction so please don’t judge. But here are some memorable quotes from Blade hopefully this will redeem me in the eyes of my readers.

Blade: Some motherf**kers are always trying to ice-skate uphill.

Quinn: I’m gonna be naughty! I’m gonna be a naughty vampire god!

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