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.
İn 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 Chiang Mai, Thailand. In 2010 she quit her job in PR to go on a solo backpacking adventure and tackle her 30-Life-Crisis. After seven months abroad, journeying throughout Europe and Africa, she returned to America and relocated to Las Vegas. Following a year-long stint back in PR, she once again quit her job to follow her dreams; this time her journey took her to the elephants and Elephant Nature Park where she is involved with raising awareness about responsible elephant tourism. Recently, Diana was named a finalist in the Destinology Travel Bloggy Awards for travel writing. She has been a regular contributor to Viator and recently served as the Las Vegas contributor for OneTravel.com and CheapOair.com. Her work has appeared in print and online, including The Huffington Post, Matador Network, Travel + Escape, Vegas Seven, World Nomads 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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