Saturday 3rd December 2011 Ankara

The Dolmus bus terminal in Ankara Turkey
The Dolmus bus terminal in Ankara Turkey

Got up at normal time and had breakfast then set off to find the Saudi embassy, thought that would be the hard one to get so best sort it first. Had a rough idea where the embassy was as I’d looked on the internet last night and the man on reception had marked it on the map. So off I go wanted to be there at 9, get to where the embassy’s are and go to get my piece of paper with the address on. I’d only left it back at the hotel and that was miles away, so I started to ask people after an hour I gave up, think I found nearly every embassy in the world apart from the Saudi one. So off I went back to the hotel and get the address. After getting the address I thought I needed some photos, so best get them before finding the embassy. Got a taxi this time, even the driver had to ask another taxi driver where it was, it was very close to where I was earlier but obviously not close enough. Anyway it was closed and didn’t open until Monday! Wasn’t going to wait around until then so looked up flights to India, turns out it’s easier and cheaper from Istanbul. If I fly from here I have to change at Istanbul anyway and I’ll have to hang around the airport for about 6 hours. Booked on the 4am train to Istanbul which gets there at about 1pm, long journey but I don’t mind trains at least your moving and you see the countryside. I’ll book the flight to India once I’m in Istanbul hopefully for Tuesday. The lift in this hotel drives me made talk about lift music, all that’s playing on a continuous loop is Celine Dion with that theme from Titanic, you can even hear it as the lifts coming up!

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