Last week, I had the pleasure of attending an event hosted by Thomas Cook to promote their routes to Turkey, featuring the 5 Senses of Turkey. If you've read my blog for a while now, you may recall I visited Istanbul last year and loved it; the food, the culture, the natural beauty. So, naturally, I jumped at the chance to delve deeper.
Based on the five senses, we were treated to the following:
Taste featured an array of beautiful mezes, cocktails and Turkish wine - the white was an interesting blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay (surprisingly tasty). Touch was a make-your-own body or face scrub set up, where I had a go at making my own natural sugar body scrub (infused with generous lashings of divine rose water). Over in the Sight section, we were encouraged to try on various traditional Turkish outfits and accessories, and at the Scent table, a selection of colourful bottles held aromas so reminiscent of my time in the heart of Istanbul I was instantly transported back. Finally, for Sound, we were treated to some traditional Turkish music (which typically has Arabic and Greek influences - really mesmerising).
Thomas Cook flies to Antalya, Bodrum (next on my Turkey list), Dalaman (or maybe this one's next?) and Izmir.
Gesticulating wildly, as I am wont to do, oblivious to the camera..
Thanks to Thomas Cook for providing these photos for my use.