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Many days Ender reads/explains the local newspapers to us, which is pretty interesting. Today Kim Kardashian was in the paper. Apparently you can't get away from the Kardiashians even in Turkey. Ender also frequently says, "You know this, yes?" While we all stare blankly at him like idiots. Sometimes we wonder how stupid he must think we are. He …
Today we had our weekly trip, we normally have it on a friday but tomorrow is a national holiday (victory day) so we have a day off. We went to the old part of the city called Ulus, where the castle and the permanent pazar is. The castle was at the highest point in ankara so we got to the top by bus, however we had to climb a lot of stairs. I've been overly exhausted today because yesterday I started to ...
... us all the way home. They kept edging in for a whiff of my baklava bag. We have seen dogs eat ice cream cones, spitting out the cone at the end. They will eat bakery items, potatoes, bread...apparently there is nothing they will turn down. So I began to walk with my sweets on top of my head- no one gets between me and my baklava. Some Turkish language lessons from Aykut: thank you - teshekir edirim - remember it with" ...
... ride is smooth and quiet. We are crossing the high Anatolian plateau and the countryside is undulating and semi-arid. For miles we follow the shore of the great salt lake of Tuz Gülü, one of the largest saline lakes in the world. The scene is pretty tedious and we bury ourselves in books or nod off.
Half way there we make a short stop at a huge service centre, with petrol station, restaurants, shops and gleaming toilets. l walk ...
... land of 'fairy chimmneys', or dwellings carved out of caves and cone-shaped rock (tufa) protrusions, was better than we'd imagined. Spent a couple of days getting happily lost amongst valleys of these peculiar formations, dancing with some pastry chefs and australians, and lazing around on the hot hot roof terrace. Since leaving the coast, the weather has felt distinctly English, the temperature ...
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