Mom’s Turkey Trip Highlights

Well, I’ve survived a holiday with my mother.

Mom visits me in Istanbul.

Mom visits me in Istanbul.

Yes, there were some rocky moments in my travels around Turkey with my mom, but there were also some pleasant and even down-right fun moments. Here are the highlights:

Mom enjoying street mussels

Mom digging into street mussels

  • Sharing my love for street mussels in Istanbul with my mom. I’m proud of her for diving right into the mediye without any fear of getting sick. We ate a ton whenever we came across a vendor because we both knew the opportunity was running out with each passing day. And also because they were just so darn delicious!
  • A Turkish boy kept asking me out and I kept saying no. When I told my mom what we had been talking about, she said, “Oh, it sounds like he wants to shake you.” I guess that’s what she’s calling it these days.
Can you believe someone mistook us for sisters?

Can you believe someone mistook us for sisters?

  • Some silly Canadian woman asked if my mom and I were sisters. SISTERS! I was aghast with horror. My mom joyfully spent the rest of the day calling me “little sister.”
Mom hitches a ride to Efes.

Mom hitches a ride to Efes.

  • My mom and I hitched a ride to Efes from our hotel in Selçuk with a guy on a motorbike. It was my mom’s first time on a motorbike and she was kind of freaking out. She held on so tight that he couldn’t even breathe. Before taking off, he said told her, “Don’t kill me!”
Mom in a pot. Hilarious.

Mom in a pot. Hilarious.

  • I convinced my mother to get inside an ancient vase for a photo op. Just kidding. She didn’t physically climb into the vase, she just posed like she did.
  • Penis talk in Cappadocia. Come on, you knew that was going to make the list!

© Connie Hum 2009

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