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Wednesday July 16 2014
*The call to dawn prayers penetrates even the ear plugs. There are 25 mosques in the vicinity so it is hardly surprising that we hear the chants of at least one Imam. We will have to get used to it because we are travelling through the Muslim world for several weeks. But for now, the chanting seems to go on for ever – at 5 a.m. in the morning.
... cooking facilities in the Landcruiser. What could be better than a cup of nice strong coffee & some Turkish Delight.
We note that as in the UK, the garage shop sells all sorts of useless (s)**** and interestingly a large selection of worry beads. Perhaps to alleviate road rage? SG buys a turquoise coloured strand for the truck.
*We arrive in Safranbolu mid afternoon.We’ve missed lunch. It happens!
*Safranbolu was ...
... color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">After standard Turkish breakfast, we loaded up the car to leave Amasra. It was around 10am.
Before we got out of town, the sun suddenly appeared and we stopped for some picture taking. The clouds closed in again too soon.
Turning South, Away from the Black Sea
The ride took us ...
... we had to try some. I was expecting it to be horrible as I don't usually like turkish delight, but this I actually liked because it had a different texture and had nuts in. We all bought some sweets to take back with us. There were also other old shops which sold hand made jewellery, lamps and model ottoman style houses. I bought a ottoman house candle holder!
It started to get dark at around 4:30 so we took the bus back to Ankara.
The day started with a visit to the City Museum. There were displays of local items of interest. What was surprising was an extensive collection of computer hardware dating back to the late 70's. There was even an Apple II, Atari but oddly no Sinclair. We then visited the clock tower which was very interesting. The local shoemaker who looks after the clock gave us a tour and pointed out how it worked. Next stop after walking through the town was a visit to ...