duration: 5h 21min
Getting out of Ankara was easy, eastbound the city doesn't stretch far. But out of the city i again found myself on a 4-lane expressway with very heavy traffic - there are little alternatives to get across this huge country and i really start to get a neurotic hate on the sound of swooshing tyres on tarmac.Turkish Hospitality: Ahmet from Istanbul wrote me and explained his father had told him that the tradition of hospitality dates back to the times when the Turks where nomads, where you where simply dependent on help from others when you where in danger, hungry or thirsty.
duration: 6h 23min
As expected, Ankara is not exactly an oriental beauty - there are a few Bauhaus-style buildings left, like the main train station(Which is unfortunately hidden behind a lot of trees) - but most of what i've seen so far are late 20st century concrete buildings.