Trip Start Dec 27, 2012
84Trip End Mar 26, 2013
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Then we headed down to the pool and I swam 100 weird laps of a jelly bean shaped pool. Once I was showered and organised for the day I spent some time putting photos on Facebook, typing up my travelpod entries and I watched a movie. Then at about 3pm we actually ventured out of the room/hotel
We had to be in reception for pick up between 730 and 8pm and our ride eventually rocked up at about 820pm. I guess traffic in these massive cities is pretty unpredictable and when we arrived the show hadn't started so it didn't really matter. There was a stage and all the tables surrounded that on a couple of different levels and we were close enough to have a pretty good view. The food was pretty good as throughout the night we had a tasting plate thing, a cheese pastry, chicken & rice, a salad and a fruit platter. The entertainment was really good to but a bit too much crowd involvement for my liking. Not just because we got dragged up but you could see people were over all the crap games where people were humiliated. The traditional Turkish dancers were really good though. There were three guys and three girls in these traditional costumes and they got us up on the stage at one point but we were all just dancing around in a circle so it wasn't too bad. They also did a cool act with these massive drums which was awesome
The over the top crowd participation didn't start until the singer came out. We had learnt songs in all these different languages and so could get various tables to either dance or sing along to 'their' songs. There was a massive table of about 20 Indians who were enjoying in it all but we were the only two Aussies and like I said we were asked t be involved too many times. We were made to sing bits of waltzing Matilda, then brought up to dance to some African song I have never heard of and then he tried to get us to go in a belly dancing competition. I was quite feisty at this point plus he couldn't reach me but he dragged Elysia up there and while it was pretty funny and obviously the whole night was really enjoyable it did still annoy me! And elysia tried to get off the stage about 4 times and he kept dragging her back, it was just a bit too much I guess. i know you expect some crowd games at these things but if you count Elysia and I separately we had 7 starring roles! Anyway the show ended sometime after 11 and we had our minibus take us home to bed.