|Boats at the port of Dikili|
We left the pansion and walked around the sleepy town. Two cops pulled up next to us on the side of the road and started asking us a bunch of questions. They wanted our passports and wanted to know what we were doing in Dikili. I start laughing and pointing to the huge pack on my back! They then told us to get in the back of the car so we did, wondering what kind of turn our night was taking…..
They flicked on the lights and took us on a ride around town at breakneck speed, trying to impress us I think! I tried to arrange with them to let us sleep at the police station – a quite excellent option I thought! – and although they laughed a lot, they wouldn’t go for it. They started driving us out into the middle of nowhere, with a lot of crumbling and deserted buildings and we’re starting to get a little sketchy…. Finally they pulled up at a dark and deserted apartment block and stopped the car. I was just starting to pray the rosary when they told us that it was a pansion owned by a friend of theirs, and they were trying to get us a free bed!! Unfortunately the place was closed for the winter, so we missed out on the second free sleep of the night.
So we drove back into town with them chatting all the time about where we could sleep for cheap. Eventually they took us to another pansion, which turned out to be owned by the same lady as the one we were at originally!!! She was extremely not impressed that we’d left because of her high price and then brought the cops back to make her give us a cheaper price! Of course we had no idea they were taking us back to the same place, and felt so bad for the lady, especially as we couldn’t explain it to her. 😀 They argued for us on the price and we got it for a solid 40 TL.
Ahhhhh …. excellent last memories in Turkey.
|The ferry to take us across the sea to Greece 🙂|