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Day 18 & 19
Friday July 18 2014
*During the night we have discussions with our Rally friends, the Gaults, who are both medical doctors. The wonders of modern communication. We take photos of the offending elbow and they give us a remote skype consultation. Their advice is quite simply 'get to a good hospital' & start taking a particular type of antibiotics that sadly do not seem to be ...
... to the bottom of the hill where we were going to visit the museum of anatolian civilisations, I was in agony. So at the pazar I bought myself a walking stick, and its helping especially for going up hills and stairs, which I'm having to do everyday as the campus is very hilly. So even though I am getting even more strange looks from the locals, I can walk better now. I will use my day off tomorrow to rest. ...
... I'm at Eskishir rail station at 1030hrs, a lot earlier than anticipated, I find the ticket office to see if there's a train to Ankara sooner than the 1245hrs. There is. At 1115hrs. Within 20seconds my ticket is changed without charge and handed over....not like the palaver we had yesterday! She also confirms that tomorrow's day train is fully booked - just wanted to make sure.
Have to pass security before boarding the high speed train - X-ray machine and body scanner. ...
... what program you will take in university. Only 20% of the applicants will be accepted at state schools, which cost around $500 a year. Private universities accept lower scores. A teacher's salary will be around 1600 TL/month, about $800. They are paid by the government , and that pay has social security built into it, so medical costs are covered. The health system was a disaster until the government stepped in about 6 ...
... br> It was pleasant just to be walking for a change even though the distance turned out to be a mere two blocks and a half away from our hotel. The sky was turning grey but at least the wind wasn't that cold.
Camera on hand, pictures were snapped every few steps of the way....well, almost! We were in the business section of Ankara and it was pretty much obvious with the ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking