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... airport so I'm well placed for my early morning flight to Gatwick.
And that's it!
6 weeks feels like a long time. And there have been some tedious bits. but lots of memorable things too - Song Kul Lake in Kyrgyzstan (though not necessarily the staying in a freezing cold yurt) Samarkand, Bokhara and Kiva in Uzbekistan - the reason for the journey and lived up to expectations. Weird and wonderful Turkmenistan with golden statues of the President but also ...
... where I discovered it in the first place).
Inside the bus station is a semi-circle of desks numbered 1-32 which upon first glance I wonder if they are check-in desks. My bus departs platform 33 but don't find desk 33. Do find the Kamilkoc desk and as I have 30mins to spare wander over just to check that my ticket is OK and that they will drop me off at the TCDD rail station. Without further question the clerk hands me a TRL5 (~£2) note and prints out a new ticket which ...
... REALLY long time.
One of the things I hold highly as a pet hate, is sitting in the middle of 3 on a plane. Unfortunately this was the case for the 4 hour ride to Istanbul. I pulled myself together. The flight to Istanbul was fairly dull, there was a young lad sat next to me who was watching me draw various things in my sketchpad. We ended up finding common ground and having a few races of Temple Run 2 (clearly a universal language). They handed round Turkish delight ...
... topped off with some great ice cream.
That night we have our farewell dinner in the hotel restaurant. Not too special a location or meal, but a nice last gathering of the large group. Tomorrow 12 of us will travel on to Izmir.
The evening mood is disrupted by the discovery that the hotel can't find my laundry. Again, I have to involve Mustafa in a search for my lost belongings. He just might be thinking I'm a little jinxed!
... week for the students of METU (Middle Eastern Technical University, we usually have Drunk all to ourselves. This place was recommended to us by students who were previously on the trip and it's pretty much the place we go to drink a beer and talk.
On of our most interesting adventures was on Tuesday evening, we were getting ready to leave for dinner when Lynn, one of the girls in the group who has some friends in Ankara, said her ...