I usually fly back home to Turkey for half term, and this spring half term was no different, except for the fact that one of my best friends came with me. It was her first time in Turkey, so naturally I took her around all the cool places, namely Ephesus and the bazaars.
Izmir Music Festival. They organize some truly amazing things!
Hang on, you might be saying, I was promised Edward Cullen! Never fear. The obscenely sparkly and perfume-breathed vampire will be making an appearance shortly. This brings me to the Bostanli bazaar, which is in Izmir itself (in Karsiyaka, which literally translates to 'the other side [of the bay])
It's on Wednesdays, and I love taking a ferry across the bay from my house with my mom to get to it. Until recently the ferry sold fresh gevrek and foil wrapped triangle cheeses, which were kind of the highlight of the whole thing, but the company just changed hands and there is NO MORE CHEESE. As you can tell, I'm extremely upset by this, and hope that by the time I go home for Easter, the cheese will have re-appeared. Or there will be big trouble.
Now for our sparkly vampire. A few months ago, I visited the bazaar and nearly experienced eye trauma when I saw a humongous duvet cover featuring the face of none other than Robert Pattinson, smiling his creepy smile and looking very sparkly. I cried laughing, then decided to buy it for a Twilight-obsessed friend of mine. It was not to be an easy feat.
Turns out this lady next to us wanted to buy it. For her son. Yes, you read that correctly. Her son. Luckily she called him up and he vehemently protested, so we got the duvet, and my friend gets to sleep under the smoldering face of Edward Cullen every night. Happy endings all around.
Apparently, Twilight themed duvet covers are so popular with the mothers of Turkish adolescent boys that they decided to put this towel into production:
So now you can literally wrap Edward around yourself. Enjoy/abhor as the case may be.