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... acclimate to a place so different with an unsurmountable language barrier than simply being a tourist. It is stressful, frustrating and very lonely. I will look for ways to be more helpful, kind and sympathetic to the many immigrants we have here in Mpls. who often come from trauma to live in a new place that is so vastly different than the place they came from. I can't even imagine how terrifying it must be to come to a place you didn't want to ...
... But the tourists and locals, all together in the park, enjoying the beautiful weather was a perfect time for people watching. Then, another first. My first sit down dinner in a restaurant - alone! Following Rick Steves advice, I went to this place which wasn't just full of tourists. Ok, didn't work out perfectly. The food was very alright. But the atmosphere was good. Families with children, sitting around a traditional live ...
direction. Eventually we asked him and he said he was taking us to the ‘big’
bus. With several other people we eventually left and got to the Kayseri
Airport around 10.45 am. After checking in we were waiting and then we heard a security
alert asking us to leave the airport. Mild panic but then it was just a false
alarm/drill. Funny, ha ha!! Our departure was delayed and then our arrival was
... all of which appear to be in good condition when compared to those we experienced in Athens.
Tourism is a large part of the Turkish economy. Last year alone they had around 35 million people visit their country, hence they are very hospitable to the tourists. They are very welcoming and helpful.
Our boat trip with commentary along the Bosphorus Straight lasted for around 2 hours. It was very interesting to hear about some of the history ...
... Turkey with their smaller blocks of sunflowers are simply enchanting as were the views of the Marmarus Sea.
Secondly, truck days give you plenty of time to reflect. It is almost two weeks since I set off from Gateshead having more or less traversed the whole European continent overland. So many superlatives! So many new adventures. So many adventures yet to come. And somewhere over the horizon, Istanbul was ...