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... case in the tourist areas, but it seems that Turkey is far less strict than other Muslim countries. Less than half the population actively practices the five daily prayers. The government is secular and actively prevents politicians from wearing religious garb during public appearances, though the President has made some controversial comments about that. This all might be due to the European influence and the ongoing bid to join the EU. ...
... There were a fare number of tour buses at the various sites but I gather much less than the spring and summer months. We went to a pottery place Venessa Seramik in Avanos. We started by seeing a fellow use a kick wheel where he was turning the potter wheel with his feet - had never seen that before. He made four pieces required for a traditional wine holder with the tube piece being the hardest part - there we lots of oohs and awes ...
... Ankara. Once I reached the volunteering agency's main office I was quickly sent to a small town packed with asylum seekers and refugees from, what appeared to be, every corner of the globe. The volunteering work included rationing food, helping with medical assistance and many other tasks to make the refugees and asylum ...
... Tiny streets filled to the brim with stuff and people and more stuff and people. Throw in the odd massive mosque or the occasional mini mosque with a cute wee minaret, a bit more more stuff and history and you can't help but marvel at this very unique and ancient throbbing city. This place is just manic!
There are cats and dogs just hanging about everywhere. They all look quite healthy and don't seem to bother anyone. They ...
... to do some extra exploring when we got toto the waterfall and climbed up further to have a look around. They had to climb through part of the waterfall so got absolutely drenched. Was funny listening to all the yelps as they got wet cause it was so cold. From there we went to the blue lagoon bay but didn't stop unfortunately just slowly boated around the bay and then around to St Nicholas Island where we stayed for the night. We had a good view of the ruins on the island ...