Friday, April 11, 2008

My Quilted Jacket in Turkey

John and I were both unprepared for how much we would love Turkey - the land, the food, and especially the people. Ankara, Turkey's capital city, is in the middle of the country's Anatolian Plain. It's a city of 4 million, the second largest after Istanbul. We arrived on a Saturday afternoon and went to the Ataturk Monument and Museum. Just like some of the museums and monuments in DC, this one was crowded with tourists from everywhere. These two young women are university students studying in Ankara and symbolize the open warmth with which we were met. Later that evening a group of us were trying to find a restaurant in downtown Ankara, and a young couple helped us with directions and even accompanied us on our walk. Thanks to Susan for snapping this photo!

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