While I am waiting for the lab results and a call from my doctor nervously, I have decided to focus on something more pleasant for the time being.
The last weekend of April, I am taking my mom to Izmir to visit my SIS and BIL. We will spend the weekend with them and on May 1st, we will catch the evening ferry from Cesme, Izmir to Chios Greece. I had been there before just for a weekend and loved it. It is a nice little island with very friendly people, great food, nice beaches. Much much cheaper than Cesme for sure.
We shall be staying there until Friday coming back with the evening ferry. It takes about 35 minutes from Cesme to Chios.
Then we shall spend Friday evening and Saturday with my SIS and BIL. Mom will stay with them. I shall come back to Istanbul alone.
I have booked a rental car in Chios. They do not offer any automatic cars at all. Thankfully, I can drive a stick shift since, automatic cars became popular and available mostly after the 2000s in Turkey too.
I am hoping to be able to take quick dips in water despite the fact that it is still too cold for most people.
This is my "vacation with mom" of the year. Last year, it was Milan, Italy.
Depending on mom's mood and our health, I am hoping to take her to visit Scotland next year. It is a place I would like to see very very much. She wants to stay at a haunted place and I told her she is welcome to do so by herself :)