A friend on mine is a great artist and prior to leaving Australia I purchased one of her paintings to hang in my new home here in Mersin. Her painting is called “Juicy” and I do not think she will mind that I re-post it for my blog today. You might want to check out her amazing work –
Last weekend was the Mersin Narenciye Festivali (Citrus Festival) in Mersin. It seems that Mersin and its surrounding area is well known for its oranges, lemons, grapefruit, apples and any other type of fruit that you can think of. This is a very popular weekend here in Mersin and what a great way to promote both industry and tourism to the city and yes this really is a festival not some dodgy political meeting like the one I was dragged to a couple of weeks back.
The seafront was full of orange and yellow stalls, flags and balloons. There were exhibitions, fruit for the tasting, wares to purchase, music to dance to and even a parade. This Festival had it all including a warm autumn day. I saw on the internet that it is pouring rain in Sydney yet here we are in November enjoying gorgeous weather. Nice one.
The Turk has promised me that it will get cold and that I will be whinging “like a bitch” (his words) but right now I will enjoy myself while I can.