Today, Paul and I rode the bus to Ankara, the capital of Turkey. It wasn't very expensive, and the service was better than on Southwest Airlines. We ate lunch on Balu Mountain, with an amazing view but for the pine trees in the way of the window. They gave us a lot of tea and coffee and pretzels and cake. The bus was mostly empty, so we could spread out.
We're staying with Deniz, another couch surfing friend. He's very friendly and helpful; he cooked us supper and we looked at pictures from his trips to Italy and Greece. Deniz has a cat, Minnoş, who is, evidently, a couchsurfing cat. Bedtime now, more later.