Friday, September 20, 2002

Oh well, back to work again after the summer... sigh.

Well, I don't really mean that, but as you all know, it's always a bit of a mini-trauma to start back after a holiday, and this year's holiday was R-E-A-L-L-Y nice and relaxing, so that makes diving right back into the running of an admission test and before-term-start exams even harder!

The reason is that we have just spent a whole month, give or take a day or two, in Turkey. First a trip in a ciaico with Patrizia M., Chicco and a group of other friends along the coast from Gocek to Antalya, from which point the two of us left the group to drive our hired car all the way to the Armenia/ Iran/ Iraq border zone.

What a beautiful, majestic country Turkey is, full of constant surprises and lots of kindly people -- and it's VERY, VERY large indeed! One of the most enchanting parts we encountered on our journey was Eastern Anatolia. In all we drove over 4000 km this summer: Antalya - Konya - Cappadoccia - Mt. Nemrut - Lake Van - Kars - Ani - The Georgian Valleys - Mt. Ararat - Dogubeyazit - Lake Van again, then a internal flight to Istanbul, from where we flew back to Milano and Bologna

To be recommended!!

[Some of our own photos from the trip will hopefully follow soon...]