View from the fires at Mount Chimaera, Turkey.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Fethiye, Turkey.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Arrive in Arusha, Tanzania on January 20th!

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Hair cuts and a visit with friends

That's definitely the longest I've gone without a haircut for quite a while. The last time it was cut was the week before we left Canada, so over three months ago.

Ruth and I met when she cut my hair. And over the next 30 years, she was the only one who cut my hair! When we are traveling in a motorhome, she has her hair cutting gear with her. But otherwise, it's not so easy. 

In Guatemala in 2013, I had to get someone else to cut my hair. And then again in Mexico a few years later. 

Ruth also wanted to get her hair cut, so we asked our Airbnb host if she knew of someone, and she was quick to recommend a lady who was walking distance away. She made an appointment for Ruth for 11:00am, and so we walked over there to get it done.

Sure enough, she did a great job and with eyebrows done as well for a total of 65 lira ($11 CAD, $8.75 USD), tip included.

We had walked by a barber shop a few times near our street, so on the way back we popped in there. No other customers, so that was great. The barber went right to work, and cleaned me up! Boy, that felt better! Total price was 35 lira ($6.00 CAD, $4.75 USD), tip included.

Here is the finished product...

That's better!

We walked back home and had some lunch, and then headed out to meet up with friends Volkan and Heather. We met at a park the other side of town close to where our eye doctor is, so we would be able to go directly there after our get together.

We sat outside and got caught up for a couple of hours. Always interesting talking with them because they are also avid world travelers. Volkan is originally from Turkey, and they are waiting things out here, exploring parts of the country that are new to them as well. When they decide to travel again they plan to head to either Thailand or Japan, but nothing is written in stone.

(We took off our masks just for the photos!)

Us again!

Heather and Volkan.

Really nice getting caught up with them, and it will be interesting to see what part of the world we will be in when we meet again!

Then it was off to our eye doctor appointment. Everything is the way it should be. One final appointment this coming Saturday before we head out.

Nice price drop on Amazon brand Wag Dry Dog Food.

And in Canada...


  1. Wow! You two look amazingly good! Bravo!

  2. It always feels good after a Haircut. Looks good.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  3. Replies
    1. So much better now! We were both overdue.

  4. Lookin' good you two! Great prices too!

    1. Thank you Tina! Yep, the prices were great. :-)

  5. Wow what a difference those haircuts made! We saw a lot of pictures that were far off, now it's close up! And looks marvelous! Were we got our last haircuts was in Tigard,Oregon! We were really happy to getting our haircuts, towards middle of October! Take care, from Peanuts, Joann, Rawn Stone

    1. It is amazing what a change a simple haircut can make! :-)


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