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HARD TIMES

FETHIYE-AYDIN(bus)

In the morning I checked out of the pension and went directly to ATM. There was still no money on the account. I started to get suspicious and made a call to the bank. I found out, that that day was national holiday in Slovenia and banks didnt work. Same thing happend to me while we were cycling on Sri Lanka and I was mad on myself. My bad luck was, that it was Friday and I had to wait for money till Monday:( I had to find a way out somehow. I had few friends in Slovenia who could help me, but there was national holiday and Western Union didnt work. I called friends I met in Cappadoccia and Ihsan was willing to help. He made a transfer of 50TL trough post office. For me this was a nice surprise and I was able to enter a bus to Aydin at 18h. Turkey people are really friendly. The guy who helped me, knew me only few days and he trusted me so much, that he send me almost all his money. He didnt have a lot of money, but he didnt show no signs of greed. I promissed, that I will return to Goreme in 2 weeks with my girlfriend and this was enough for him....
I was driving on bus for more than 4 hours and saw one of the worst storms in my life. It was over in 15 minutes and huge amounts of rain felt. We arrived to Aydin at dark. I couldnt cycle to Selcuk as I planned, so I tried to find cheap room. I had only 35TL on myself which should normally be enough to get a cheap room and few kebabs, but it was not. Nobody knows why, but this town is a destination for many local people. On weekend they fill all beds and it is impossible to find a room, at least cheap one. I soon find out, that almost everything is full and that I dont have enough money to stay in a room. Sadly I went back to bus station whee I intend to wait till morning. I had to watch for my things and bike, so I was sure, that this will be night without a sleep again. I was lucky again and bus drivers were very friendly. They offered me an accommodation in mini bus. I accepted the offer because all I wanted was to sleep. Again this was a strange surprise for me. In my country, this could never happend....After locking my bike in small ticket room I went to mini bus and slept like baby till 6 in the morning...

Posted by Mitja 10:38

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