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AKSARAY

IHLARA VALLEY-AKSARAY (bicycle)

33 °C

This day we had to cycle around 50 km of nice road. All the way terrain is going slowly downhill, so we were able to cycle fast and arrived at noon. Plan was to buy a ticket to Mediterranean sea and travel this distance by bus. Normally this shouldnt be a problem, but it was Friday and last school day. All buses were full and next available bus was at 1 in the morning. We couldnt choose, so we agreed to buy this tickets. After this we had to kill 12 hours of time. There was a lot of time for exploring the city.
Aksaray is small city in central Anatolia. It has around 170.00o residents. City was important stopover along silk road that crossed trough Anatolia for centuries. Today Aksaray is a quiet mid-size city. In recent past, many inhabitants migrated to Britain, Germany and other European countries for job opportunities.
Town has also a beautiful park in front of mosque, where local people are gathering.
Time went by and little after midnight we entered a bus to coast.

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Posted by Mitja 08:28 Archived in Turkey

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