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Our plan this morning was to go to the Ceramic Market. We got a cab and in Sue's discussion with the driver, found out the Ceramic Market was retail only and the workshops were located in a different area. So off we went so see the workshops. We toured a ceramic studio where the items are made by pouring molds. They have 14 painters working in the studio and another 20 who work from home. Each piece was hand painted and the artists have the freedom to be creative with the ...
Today we decided to visit all the small museums in the old part of town as they would be closed tomorrow. Our first stop was Tile and Ceramic Museum in a building that was the soup kitchen of a complex built by the last ruler of the Germiyan Principality next to the Great Mosque. Making ceramics started five thousand years ago in this area. The ceramics on display were beautiful with very intricate designs.
Also next to the Great Mosque is the ...
... A very industrial area of the country.
The scenery on the trip was beautiful. The rolling foothills, the valleys and the climb into the mountains with all the marble quarries. They looked just like quarries at home with the exception of the beautiful shining marble. Here it is just another building material.
After settling in, we went for a walk to find lunch and then to wander. We came across the Saturday market with all it beautiful fresh ...
Eskişehir is a city between Ankara and Istanbul. It was one
of the places that I wanted to go while I was in Ankara as you can get there
with the fast train and go just for a day. I made Zeki come with me as he’d
never been there before or ever been on the fast train. With the fast train it
only took an hour and a half to get there and we arrived at lunch time. We had
to get a bus from the train station to the ...
"May the best man get the first donkey!" Walker, my roommate, was the last person to say good-bye to me in Erzurum. He had been my best friend here, but our good-bye wasn't too emotional because we figured we'd see each other again. Walker's current plans were to continue working for The Goke until spring, at which point he would resume his efforts to travel around the world - maybe with a donkey.
-----As for me, I hoped to travel from Turkey to Ethiopia - the site
of my next ...