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Travelling and Camping in Turkey by Hitchhiking.
Me and my friend went to camping by hitchhiking from Ankara (The capital city) to Burdur, Lake Salda. I give brief information about Lake Salda: Lake Salda known as Maldives of Turkey. It's in Yeşilova Town and 4 km from the town. It's has really amazing view. You can see all different shades of blue. It's second deepest lake in Turkey and also the cleanest 5th lake in the World. The lake is about 200m deep. The nearest residential is 100 m away from the lake coast. This prevents unique view at night. You can see entire stars easly. So, where were we? Yes, we started to hitchhike. The first man who picked us was a cook. There is a man next to him and while we introduce ourselves he said that he was a police officer. As you understand we travelled safely about 45-50 km lol. We chatted with them very well. They asked us about medicine becouse we told them we are medical students in Gazi University. After we reached Burdur city center we got in a bus becouse it's 9 o'clock. The bus took us to near Yeşilova Town. Burak (my friend) said that we should took a taxi. But I said that we took our chance. After 40 50 min. a family picked us and took us to the lake. While we stay there we learned that there will be a meteor shower. This is so rare like once in 96 years. So, we were lucky. People come to Lake Salda to watch the meteors. We watched the meteors at the coast. With all those stars plus meteors plus people who singing together around a camping fire ... THAT WAS AMAZING!! We made friends and talked to them. That was so nice. I did not want to leave there. After four days we left from Lake Salda and started hitchhiking again. The next stop was Muğla. Actually hitchhiking made me happy. That was so nice to know people and share them your tea,food,time... I was thankful for that. In the road, when we waiting 2 girls picked us. I was shocked! In Turkey this is so so so rare. By the way girls are very beautiful and European. We travelled with them 45 km and left. We reached Muğla but we are exhausted and we decided to go back to Ankara. So, guys that was a short story of my first hitchhiking journey. I did it and there was no danger but flies :) If you want to learn more about Lake Salda here is link: antalyacentral.com/places-to-go/lake-salda