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... been because it was dark or just because they weren't working. And it was all in the dark - so I crossed Lake Van but didn't see it. Oh and of course - no facilities, no cafe, no nothing. But this train does only run once a week in each direction so I guess it isn't worth it, though they had two ferries: the one we were on and a spare sitting by the dock.
Arriving at Tatvan on the other side of the lake there was no train waiting for us and there was a mad dash for ...
... 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!
Greetings all from METU!
All is well in Turkey and now my posts will begin to be less fun and touristy-ey and more boring and school oriented, hence my lack of posting.
Currently we are on a 3 day break from classes, but we have been intellectually busy in Ankara this week. We have been getting a very solid background in areas such as Post-Soviet nations after the fall of the Soviet Union, the history of Turkish economy, the ...
... 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 ...