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As we moved into central Turkey, much of the landscape was very dry and rose to limestone hills in the distance. Some of the land was farmed, but a great deal was treeless, barren and stark. Water and winds have created interesting formations. Many of the smaller hills that we could see were, in fact, man-made, as they were burial mounds that had been constructed around a ...
... from $900-1200 for 5 days of travel, however, you are free to go on your own in the capital city, so really, you pay $900-1200 just to transit through the country and have one night stop in a tourist site. They said there is no way to obtain a transit visa. The agencies lied to me and luckily I got a letter of invitation at the embassy today in the Turkmenistan consulate. ...
... daily life goes on (carpets beaten & sunned, washing, crafts done on the doorstep, kids fighting & playing, etc)...got lost a few times.....restorative Efes(beer) in a vine shaded coutyard..... late afternoon thunderstorms threatening again as I made my way down the hill back to the hotel.
Later took the Sunday evening airs with the locals in Genclik Park as the weekend wound down & the daylight ebbed......funpark lights reflecting in the grand ornamental lakes.
... about 30 mins driving like a Turkish cab driver and asking several people and nearly running down others, we made it to the old town despite my prompting that he was going the wrong way. I refused to pay the 15L cab fare and offered him 5L and quickly disappeared before he could chase after me. The old town, on a hill overlooking the slums on one side and the shiny new town on the other, is centred around the castle which is the highest point. Great views ...
... ancestors to the domesticated wheat plant that is so widely used today. This being a spring day, I only saw prickly cactus mounds growing amongst the innumerable rocks and boulders, mentally making me feel as if I am being pulled into the ground instead of springing off of it. Just before I reached the last incline, I noticed a wild red tulip growing next to a rocky shale... The Turks love tulips, as the species and it's ...
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