However, when I arrived at Istanbul Airport, the reality sunk in. I would be either towing a caravan or driving a motorhome back up through Turkey into Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany, Belgium and back to Bristol.
To make matters more interesting, there would be no time to see the family at the end of it all as I was booked to fly straight out to Washington DC to compere an awards ceremony.
I’ve definitely had more boring fortnights.
Istanbul straddles two continents. The north half is part of Europe while the south is Asia. I had flown out with MasterChef’s Dean Edwards and Bailey of Bristol’s Head of Marketing, Bart Day.
On our first night, we were introduced to the now well-travelled convoy. As we unhitched, hooked up and sipped on a bottle of Efes beer, I remembered I was in Asia.
We certainly had a memorable stay in Turkey. A navigational error resulted in the convoy getting stuck in one of the largest markets in the world, Istanbul’s infamous Grand Bazaar.