are the people who are mentioned a lot by name, and who you may want
to refer back to to see who it is I'm talking about.
for Turkey. Totally uneventful trip. No police actions, arrests, Army
interventions, hostage negotiations, or even giant Japanese monster
attacks. Apparently, getting on a plane and then getting off at their
destination without incident is how normal people travel. How boring.
in turkey. Got to check out some of the changes made to the bar, hotel
and restaurant that my dad and Gunten (my step-mother) own. First
off, now the bar is called "Jazzino" instead of Tiyatro.
hotel and restaurant are still called Tiyatro, though. The bar is
in a part of Turkey called Turkbuku. It's on the Northern part of
a peninsula right on the Agean sea. About a half hour south is the
city of Bodrum. Bodrum is like the French Riviera of Turkey. Huge
tourist spot, lots of bars and nightlife.
My dad hired a Jazz band to play every night. They're headed by a
guy named Askin Arsunan (check out the World
Tour story for more info). He's a very famous Jazz pianist, has
written some movie soundtracks, and played with the likes of Janet
Jackson, among others.
Met up with Aydin.
Aydin mixing up his new specialty, "Jazzy Shots".
here's me enjoying one. The first of about 7 that I had right in a
row to kick off the night!
is a guy that we met 2 years ago. He was the bartender at Havana,
another nightclub in Turkbuku, and gave us free drinks when we went
there. So we did the same for him when he came to my bar (check out
the Dog Bay story for more info). He just finished
his 18 months of Army service, and is now working as the head bartender
at my dad's bar.
Saw Miray as well. She's my step-niece (check out the World
Tour story for more info on her).
Then Idil showed up. Idil is basically a whole story in and of herself.
Check out the World Tour story for the background on this fiasco.
Everyone keeps telling me that she now has a boyfriend. But apparently
he left for Istanbul a few days ago for work. Should be coming back
soon, though. So, I think I'll be keeping the perfume I brought her.
Maybe I'll find someone else I'd rather smell it on. Yes, I bought
her more of that perfume, yes, I am a sucker. I know, I know.
Apparently, my dad called her a cockroach! When Idil told me that,
I thought it sounded a bit odd. Cockroach just doesn't make much sense.
But she claims that's what he called her.
Idil, her mother and I went for a walk, and when we returned, my dad
was sitting outside the bar. I guess the bouncer (Ersin) knew that
she and my dad didn't get along, so he stood in front of my dad as
Idil and I walked into the bar to block his view! Nice guy.
here's the band performing on the stage.
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you have any questions, E-Mail me. Spat@spatcave.com