01.05.2012 - 01.05.2012
Following Eucharist and breakfast, we drove to the Ankara Museum, with its collection of artifacts dating back to the early bronze age (well before 1000 BC). (In the photo, the ancient figure is to the right.) We left Ankara (the capital of Turkey, about 6 million people) and drove south in the beautiful countryside area known in Paul's day as Galatia (a region, not a city). We made a brief stop at Salt Lake (very shallow and very salty), from which many facial and skin products are made. Another stop was at a fascinating undeground village dating back to the ancient Hittites, who used it for protection from their enemies. The second picture is of the beautiful countryside in that area. We are staying tonight and tomorrow night in a very nice hotel in Cappadocia.