2257This question has been said to me well over a hundred times, says Robbie Williams in his audio clip. Yes, that really is his name.
Its happened mainly in Turkey, in Istanbul. Its always strangers, they come up on the ferry I live on the Asian side and I have to travel over for work.
Theyll just sit down and say Whats your name, where you from? because they know Im not Turkish. I dont look Turkish.
Because Im from Wales I cannot bring myself to say Im from England. Because Im not. But unfortunately, internationally, everyone knows that island of Wales, Scotland, Ireland as England.
So I say Wales. And they say What? because nobody knows Wales. So time and again and again this happens. So I say the Turkish word, but the problem is theyre not expecting to hear Turkish from a foreigner. So they dont know what I mean.
And they say this to me. And Im almost crying by this time, so I say: Yep. Im from Canada.
Taken in Besiktas, Istanbul on the SOTM World Tour.