Finally, we woke up. I slept for 11 hours. I don’t think I slept that much in years. My cousin slept for 13 hours. This is not uncommon for him :D
First bad thing: no internet. It wasn’t working. But Yucel, one of my friends here, came to help and in 30-60 minutes, the most, everything was ok and we were connected. We checked our emails, and since everybody we knew in Ankara was busy, we decided to take a plunge on our own and visit the surroundings of our apartment, to know where we can find things to buy. We needed cables for the cameras, a map, food and more.
So we finally went out to find a place to eat. And after around a hour of walking, we finally decided on this place, on a corner of a fairly busy street. We went in, we said Hello!, somebody came that actually understood English and even spoke it quite ok. So, we ordered some chicken (I don’t really like lamb, so I try to avoid it): chicken shish and chicken casserole. Great food, I have to tell you. Finally, after eating everything, we left and, while outside, took some pictures of the establishment, to tell people it’s worth stopping there (we also have the address, of course). Well, the surprise came there: they saw us taking pictures and called us in to take pictures of the cook, of the kitchen, of the owner… The result? My cousin got a job, as you can see in the pictures below.
After that, while looking for the map, we found a guy in a bookstore that intends to travel around the World, too. We will meet for a drink sometime next week.
Yesterday was a busy day in Ankara, since there was a demonstration against unbanning of the head scarves for women in Universities. We wanted to get there, but when we reached the location, at around 4pm, everything was already finished. Finally, we took some more pictures, we got a map of the city and we returned home. We were quite tired (I was also feeling the 17 hours drive and the fact that I didn’t sleep too much the day before) so we just stayed in, got in touch with our families at home, worked on some of our websites (this included) and we went to sleep.
Today, we will go around the city. So, more pictures to come.