The long bus ride to Konya
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Another crap breakfast this morning, we had a bit of time before our bus to Konya so we spent the morning packing. It was raining outside and it looked like it was set in for the day so we were leaving at the right time! We tried to go to the supermarket but only got 10 meters and got soaked so changed our mind! The Malaysians had a hire car and were heading to Dalyan for the day and were kind enough to offer us a lift to the bus station. Six of us squeezed into the small car and we got a bit lost trying to find the Otogar so when we stopped to ask for directions, Zehra asked a local and the Malaysians were shocked she could speak fluent Turkish! I told them she was Turkish! The bus was OK not as nice as the others we had travelled on, it looked a bit tired and it smelt musty and smokey!
We had 10 hours on this bus it rained most of the way but the scenery was spectacular which made the journey pleasant. We wound our way through rocky gorgeous and spectacular snow capped mountains and we even passed through an area covered in snow. The bus had a thermometer displayed and most of the time it registered between 6 and 8 degrees! We stopped about 3 times for breaks and each time we got off it was chilly! Most of the towns and villages we passed through were on plateaus, I couldn’t help notice when we passed through the city of Isparta that it was nearly all high rises, all the space around them and they had to build up! They looked out of place.
It was dark when we arrived in Konya, the Otogar was out of town a bit so we had to get a Dolmus to our hotel so by the time we got there it was 10pm. The hotel was small, modern and clean with only about 8 rooms and shared bathrooms. We were the only guests, it was very quiet we didn’t waste much time we went straight to sleep it had been a very long day!