Friday, May 10, 2013

Peace and war

It was very hot on Sunday and we went swimming at Samandag, a rustic resort on the Mediterranean. The local restaurant showed us an array of fish caught that morning and we ordered our selection for a late lunch. Fresh fish, salad with the most delicious dressing, huge juicy tomatoes, the sun glittering on the sea, excellent company: all was perfect until...we heard five bombs from over the Syrian border a few miles away.
Antakya is full of mercenaries: men with long beards and guns who disappear into Syria for a few skirmishes and then return. The locals are annoyed and worried.


Blogger Angus said...

Have to say that I'm glad you were on tye frontier last week , not this.

9:55 am  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

Thank you, Angus! I'd love to meet you and the Font when you're over.

10:10 am  
Blogger Welshcakes Limoncello said...

That must have been scary for you!

7:50 pm  

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