Before you can really get started on a vacation far from home you have to get there. That was what today was all about. Then again, is it only today? I left home on Sunday evening and arrived in Ankara on Tuesday afternoon.
Sunday night was spent in a hotel near the airport, so maybe I can say that I started on Monday morning. Makes it sound not quite as long.
My first flight of the day was on a Boeing 757. I used miles for a First/Business award ticket, so got to fly in comfort. The first flight was just across the country from San Francisco to Washington Dulles airport.
In Munich we went by bus to a remote boarding site. The airport in Munich is being expanded so that this will not be needed in the future. Business Class on the Lufthansa flight was not even worth taking a picture. The only physical difference from coach was that you didn’t have people sitting in the middle seat.
However, the food and service was much better. I had a nice lunch. A very German lunch :-).
After landing in Ankara it was time to board our tour bus. We will be spending a lot of time on this bus in the next two weeks, and you will probably see a few more pictures of it. Can you see the WiFi symbol on the bus? We will be able to check our mail while on the bus.
We finally made it to the hotel and after time for relaxation had a nice dinner. We had a beautiful dessert, but I will save that picture for the future.
Tomorrow we are off to central Turkey to visit ancient Hittite settlement areas. Should be a fun day going back in history.
Tomorrow the tour really begins.
Now for a good nights sleep. I hope what I wrote tonight makes sense, I am really tired.