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We left our hotel in Amsterdam, caught the train to the airport, got a little lost, but arrived to check our luggage and wander around in the airport "shopping mall". It seems that the global intensity of comsumerism has firmly rooted itself in the airports. It is easy to forget where you are and that the Airbus 310 is waiting to take off. Our …
... are now protected as part of a museum. While only 250 sq mts have been unearthed, the entire pavement is expected to be over 3000 sq mts in area. But the rest remains buried under the Blue Mosque and surrounding shops and hotels and is unlikely to ever see the light of day. Among what has been restored are intricate hunting and mythologic scenes, some of which have retained their vivid colors. The museum also has informative panels documenting the floor's rescue ...
... vigorously as their lives depend on it. Of course, there are no more of them than there are police. Everywhere. Except for the occasional pedestrian underpass, I was never out of sight of less than five police officers in Aşgabat. In fact, most of the people I saw in that city were police officers. That’s not to say that there aren’t cameras constantly watching you everywhere though. There are. Outdoors, indoors, ...
... we walked to the Grand Bazaar (after enjoying a doner - basically, it's a Turkish gyro). We got lost in the labyrinth of alleyways and streets inside...and, we may have bought a few things! ;-) Don't worry - I did not buy another Turkish lamp although I was very tempted once again. (If you are interested in the history of this place, you'll have to go to my blog last year!) We stopped once for a Turkish coffee - and Mom really enjoyed it. It's served in tiny ...
... a mezzanotte il panino con il pesce fritto, ma bere un cocktail a base di cetrioli e cavoli sottaceto è davvero faticoso). L'ultima sera invece Gungor è partito, e ho passato il tempo con due ragazzi afghani della mia età che lavorano all'ostello; non parlano una parola di inglese, ma vedendomi pensieroso hanno passato due ore a scherzare usando il linguaggio dei gesti per tenermi su di morale. Adesso però è il momento di ...
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