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It is 6 am 17 September and I am writing this from the 9th floor of the hotel in Ankara. Dawn is still sleeping so this is a stealth mission!
What an incredible couple of days it has been! Cappadocia was amazing to say the least. The houses cut into the fairy chimnneys, the frescoes in the churchs of Goreme, carpet making and purchasing (I blame the wine) ...
... completed, it is certainly faster than any train Australia has to offer! We followed the coast for a while, passing Marine Hotels and Cafés, and then petro-chemical plants and power substations and when we turned inland it changed to rolling, verdant hills with trickling streams, and then to rocky outcrops with rubble tumbling down at their bases, and then to plains with a patchwork of crops and a smattering of sheep and cows and ended up as flat, dry plains ...
Day 19 & 20
No mileage being done currently. If you're not interested in Turkish history,
then skip this blog!
July 19 & 20th July
*Ankara is located in Central Anatolia, the heartland of this enormous country. It replaced Istanbul as the capital city in 1923. It is a large sprawling city of 5 million people. But is impressive with all the newly built high rise buildings and modern ...
A measure of the esteem in which Ataturk is held is the amount of difficulty we had in getting our hands on an Ataturk frig magnet. We finally succeeded in cosmopolitan Istanbul.
The food in Turkey has been great. There is plenty of water and extensive agriculture. Processed foods are rare except in the big cities. Breakfast is typically bread, eggs, vegetables. Lunch and dinner include slow cooked meats, vegetables, ...
... Ahhhh, so which apartment is it?
We let ourselves into our new home, and to be honest, we barely left it after that moment, except to find the Embassy and food. Within a day of arriving I was bedridden with flu symptoms and only lugged myself out in order to get this Visa sorted. I missed a whole day, and that day Tracey selflessly spent it wiping up sweat and forcing pills and vitamins down my throat. She had also nearly blown me up twice. The first, and funny one, ...