A final note on Kusadasi

Written by on August 26, 2010 in Blog, Travel, Turkey - 4 Comments

A few days after departing Kusadasi, I thought everything was behind me. It pretty much was … until I was reunited with Claire in Olympos.

I was sitting at the treetop bar, enjoying my last evening in my adult summer camp surroundings when she sat next to me.

“Claire! Hi!” I squealed as she took a seat next to me.

She and I had been in touch during everything in Kusadasi. She knew what had happened.

“You won’t believe the message I got on Facebook,” she said.

“Oh god, is it about me?”


“Can I see it? Will it make me mad?”

“Probably.” She opened her computer and logged into Facebook.

This is the message Murat wrote her (WARNING: strong language is used):

Also I explein you 1 more thing.
There is a 1 idiot bitch write a mesage to your wall about me and I hope you can guess.(diane)
I sended her from her 2. day and do you want to hear whats the real reason.
She dosent need a job she just want to her own room because she is looking for a people who will fuck her.
Ä°n 2 days she finded 3 different people and you can guess who is the first man.(nathan).
Its not your problem but I just want to explein you because if anybody write a mesage about me maybe same time I need to say whats the real happened.


I closed the computer and closed that miserable chapter of my adventure and together, we burst into laughter.

About the Author

Diana Edelman is a travel writer and expat currently residing in Spain. Previously, she lived in Chiang Mai, Thailand where she worked for Save Elephant Foundation and Elephant Nature Park, an organization dedicated to rescuing elephants and raising awareness about responsible elephant tourism. A former career breaker and long-term solo traveler,  today, Diana is a responsible elephant tourism expert and the co-founder of #RTTC, the Responsible Travel & Tourism Collective, which includes a weekly chat on Twitter focusing on responsible tourism. She has spoken about responsible tourism at TBEX Europe and Asia and has appeared as an elephant tourism expert in numerous documentaries. Recently, Diana was featured in an episode of House Hunters International. She is a regular contributor to Top 10 Vegas, and her writing has appeared in About.com, Thought Catalog, The Huffington Post, Matador Network, Travel + Escape, Luna Luna, Vegas Seven, World Nomads, Viator, CheapOair, OneTravel and more.

4 Comments on " A final note on Kusadasi "

  1. Meredith August 26, 2010 at 8:59 am · Reply

    good lord. This whole story was incredibly disturbing. I’m so glad you made it out safe and sound.

    And that email? RI-DIC-U-LOUS!

    I’ve had problems in foreign countries with men not understanding my very clear signals. It’s so frustrating!

    • The Adventures of D August 27, 2010 at 11:53 am · Reply

      It was horrible to go through it but it taught me a lot about myself and being strong. He was/is ridiculous.

  2. Andi August 27, 2010 at 7:04 am · Reply

    Well, I’m happy you’re laughing, I would have probably thrown the computer on the ground hahaha. What a f*cking jerk!!!

    • The Adventures of D August 27, 2010 at 11:52 am · Reply

      No choice but to laugh about it. It wasn’t worth getting mad. He is an idiot. And gross. And a f*cking jerk!

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