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... It’s almost flight time.
After lots of packing and repacking, Deb analyzing and prioritizing my possessions for me, and some slight anxiety, I was packed and ready to hit the road for Indo. Deb changed her flight back to Spain to leave the same day as me as high season had arrived and travel was now insanely expensive plus, we needed to leave Turkey before someone was going to get a karate chop to the nose. It was ...
... lanes.....past metalworkers, blacksmiths, shoemakers, food vendors of every variety, clothing, childrens toys, copperbeaters & woodworkers, mountains of ground spices, garlands of dried chillies & aubergines..... some wonderful coffeehouses. Mosques everywhere, many with the B & W striped stone of the Arab style.
We regrouped soon after 7pm. Bought some HQ baklava from one of the best producers in Turkey, Imam Cagdas (we spoke with ...
... of Gazientep, which is getting into the Kurdish area of SouthEast Turkey, near the Syrian border. It's a lively city, and very old, with the hippest young population in this half of the country. Known for its pistachio baklava and generally for its fabulous array of food purveyors, it's a paradise for foodies. Just arriving from the agrarian time-warp of Krafga, there is much to see in Gaziantep; museums, castles, mosques, restaurants, nightlife. Of those activities, ...
... studying at the university here and whom he hasn't seen for almost a
year. They seemed quite happy to spend some time with each other.
I am in the hotel lobby using their wifi. A group of people with quite
a few little children were gathering across from me but they've now
left and I am ready to get on ... perhaps with uploading a few pics
before I go up to bed and catch some needed z's.
October 30, 2010
It was still cold and cloudy in the morning… no balloons! So we set off east and south toward Gaziantep. The first part of the trip was through Cappadocian towns… still with cave houses and stone houses, but more every day lived in and less touristific.
Lots of interesting agricultural activities going on. Soon our secondary highway became more tertiary and fourthiary and we found ourselves ...