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We began today with another bus ride... to the airport. After eating a breakfast of yet again, mostly unknown foods we boarded our bus and made our way to the airport in Istanbul for a flight heading to Izmir. It was not a particularly eventful flight, especially with everyone hitting a point of exhaustion. Many people (including myself) slept on the hour long flight. When we landed in Izmir, we met up again with our wonderful tour guide, Oscar, who had travelled ahead ...
... no English that you had to pay to shower. We paid and had a proper shower with all the soaps etc. He looked like he was just used to locals just rinsing the salt water off. Anyway it was great and after that Set up the car for sleeping and then bought a couple of beers and walked onto the beach and sat and watched the nightlife. There was the local star on the microphone blaring out ...
... hours on a bench in the front of a loom, moving their fingers at more than 80 words per minute typing speed, backs hunched, limited air conditioning, and it takes about a year to complete one small carpet. Nuts. The finished product is beautiful but I wouldnt be sure i could ever put such a work of art on the floor for the cretins to walk all over? After the educational section we were, of course, taken into the "back room" can you guess what ...
... follow him around the cafe. He pointed to a building across the rainy street.
We scooted across the street in the rain and spoke to the first person in that building. Luckily, she turned out to be faculty and yes, she taught English there! Did she know Tatev? What kind of name is that? Did not sound Turkish at all to her! We clarified that she is a Turkish resident of foreign descent (we did not think we needed to say anything more). She took us inside the ...
We had been bumming around Istanbul for 2 weeks and it was definitely time to leave now. Despite being there so long we had still not managed to organise ourselves some bus tickets outof there - a testament to the Olympic-scale debauchery and procrastination we had indulged in in the last fortnight.
We shopped around in a few bus stations and found out that there was a perfect bus leaving in 1 hour. ...
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