We got back from Turkey two days ago, tired and exhausted. Now that we’ve rested up a bit we wanted to recount our trip and describe everywhere we went.
During our trip, we made some amazing friends from some unexpected places…we hope you all get the chance to visit Turkey some day too!
We arrived in Turkey Wednesday at 1 PM and quickly took a cab out to our Hostel.
We stayed at a hostel called Hush Hostel. $15 a night per person for 4 people, it was a steal!
We checked into the hostel, unpacked our bags a little bit, and realized how hungry we were. We went out and looked for a quick bite to eat.
Later that day, we went out to get dinner with one of our friends in Turkey. Along the way, we walked by a market.
We didn’t end up sleeping that night, we had a flight to catch at 6:00 am to Denizli, Turkey, the town near our partners in Babadag!
We stayed up, enjoyed the ambiance of night-time in Istanbul, laughed, and talked. A couple of hours later, we were on our way.
We arrived in Denizli around 9 am- pumped and excited. We assumed that Denizli airport would be somewhere within the vicinity of Denizli city. Turns out it’s an hour drive away. Good thing we rented a car!
We got to our hotel in Pamukkale (30 minutes away from Denizli) and were too exhausted to take any photos. We went out and got a quick bite to eat while regrouping and figuring out our plan of action for the day.
We set out to learn more about the area we were in and see some of the local sights, as well as see if we could find some pestemal!
After we got to our hotel, we set out to Denizli and went to Pamukkale University. We urgently needed to find a translator in order to be able to talk to our suppliers in Babadag.
Zion and I ended up talking to around 20 people and it was a blast! Turkish people are incredibly hospitable, and all of them tried their best to help us as much as they could. We met a group of young students who called all their friends to try to find someone who could help us.
In the end, we met a professor named Ersin who offered to take us to Babadag and translate for us.
That’s all for the first part of our trip! Stay tuned for the next blog post in which we talk about our experience visiting our manufacturer in Babadag, and what it was like there.