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... down wen the gear, down went the flaps, and we slowed quickly. It was really fun and I was on cloud 9. The landing s smooth and we taxied to our waiting parking slot. The handling agent (mandatory here) was really friendly and we filled up Maggie in no time. Amazingly, this would be the last time we would need to fill her up for the entire trip. We started realizing that soon we'd be doing everything for the last time. Our taxi driver to the airport must have been related ...
... the rest of our evening shopping.
In the nighttime, we returned back to our hotel and had a cup of traditional Turkish tea and coffee. Turkish tea is a type of black tea which is drunk in a very cute glass cup designed as a tulip and doesn't contains a handle. Turkish coffee is very strong in flavor, as the the coffee beans are served in a cup where the coffee grounds are left to settle.
... in a plane, of course!) The flight was 9 hours and 30 minutes.
We arrived in Istanbul at about 4:00 their time. We quickly went through passport control and just made our flight to Ankara. This flight was about an hour long, nothing compared to the other flight!
We were driven to our hotel, the JW Marriot in Ankara, and were taken into our room. I was able to “Skype-In” to my Latin 8-4 ...
... hills. We are wearing toques and double layers of clothing, and will soon snuggle into triple layers of sleeping bags, but it will be a well deserved sleep after the typical border shuffle in the Middle East.
Jordan, to our surprise, was harder to get out of than into! Not only did we have to get our exit stamps, but we had to also get customs clearance for our van, and pay an exit fee. We twice ended up at the final Jordan exit booths only to get turned back for some incomplete ...
... lessons in Cincinnati, Ohio. In fact, the friendship that developed between Tom and I and her and her family is the main reason I was excited to accept an offer in Turkey. So when I arrived in Ankara her husband, Yalcin, picked me up from the airport and took me immediately to their home for a welcome dinner of home cooked Turkish food. It was so wonderful. During the week Yalcin helped my roommate and I get our local cell phones. They took me twice ...
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