There is a large city in South-East Turkey that I go to every few months. I went a few weeks ago and because of the bad guys out there, I had to ride in an armored vehicle. Basically, a Suburban with armored plating in the walls and explosion-proof glass. I rode in several of these before, the first time in Qarshi Uzbekistan, with a driver who only had one eye. He drove through the city at a speed that resembles the Turkish drivers I see everyday.
Sitting in it, I tried to roll the glass down to speak to the attendant at a service station, only to realize there is a special motor that sounds like a miniature turbine to roll down the window. When the glass (referred to as glazing) rolls down, I realize it is an inch thick. I estimate the doors weigh more than I do, at least 300 lbs. The engine has a turbo-charger in it, so when it drives up, you hear the whining of the turbine. Pretty cool vehicle. Oh yeah, it weighs over four tons. (8000 lbs.) Most cars weigh 1-2tons.
The city is known for its food. Perhaps the best place in the world to get baklava. I had a driver taking me back to Adana and he wanted to stop on the way to get some of the tasty dessert, so I decided to get half a kilo. While there, I took out my phone and took a few pictures of the store and the proprietors.
Last week I was in Frankfurt Germany for training. I took Terese with me to enjoy the city and enable her to meet with several of our friends who live there. We had a amazing view of the Frankfurt skyline from our hotel room. The first image has a reflection of the inside of our room.