Esenboga Airport Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... airport so I'm well placed for my early morning flight to Gatwick.
And that's it!
6 weeks feels like a long time. And there have been some tedious bits. but lots of memorable things too - Song Kul Lake in Kyrgyzstan (though not necessarily the staying in a freezing cold yurt) Samarkand, Bokhara and Kiva in Uzbekistan - the reason for the journey and lived up to expectations. Weird and wonderful Turkmenistan with golden statues of the President but also ...
... a permanent fixture rather than a temporary arrangement for the current terror alert we're encountering. Train is just like the German ICE and we whizz through the countryside at 250km/hr.
Hotel is a 16th century caravanseri with the courtyard now covered with a modern glazed atrium. Adjacent is a transport museum which is actually quite interesting and includes a flour mill from Braunschweig in Germany.....where I used to live.
The citadel entrance is ...
... REALLY long time.
One of the things I hold highly as a pet hate, is sitting in the middle of 3 on a plane. Unfortunately this was the case for the 4 hour ride to Istanbul. I pulled myself together. The flight to Istanbul was fairly dull, there was a young lad sat next to me who was watching me draw various things in my sketchpad. We ended up finding common ground and having a few races of Temple Run 2 (clearly a universal language). They handed round Turkish delight ...
... topped off with some great ice cream.
That night we have our farewell dinner in the hotel restaurant. Not too special a location or meal, but a nice last gathering of the large group. Tomorrow 12 of us will travel on to Izmir.
The evening mood is disrupted by the discovery that the hotel can't find my laundry. Again, I have to involve Mustafa in a search for my lost belongings. He just might be thinking I'm a little jinxed!
... week for the students of METU (Middle Eastern Technical University, we usually have Drunk all to ourselves. This place was recommended to us by students who were previously on the trip and it's pretty much the place we go to drink a beer and talk.
On of our most interesting adventures was on Tuesday evening, we were getting ready to leave for dinner when Lynn, one of the girls in the group who has some friends in Ankara, said her ...