We left Eskisehir early in the morning to catch the bus to Ankara and at the bus station were pleasantly surprised how easy the bikes were accepted and placed in the buse’s luggage compartment. We only went to Ankara to obtain our Iranian visas and had a place to stay at our host Enes who had invited us via the “Warmshowers” app. Unfortunately Enes’ place was 12 km away from the centre and his house was on top of such a steep hill that later we wondered how on earth we cycled up there with all our luggage. The next day on a Friday at the Iranian Embassy we met a Czech who told us about the “Warmshowers” place he was staying at which was very near and that he was about to leave so we had contact with his host “Murat” who was happy to take us in for a few days. Enes being the most friendly man, understood why we decided to move closer to the centre where we could do the necessary paperwork and avoid to travel up and down through the dense traffic by bike. On Sunday we visited a few markets, toured some streets, went to the Archeological Museum and the Ankara Castle which were interesting but for the rest Ankara is busy, full of traffic, noisy and polluted and in all honesty we were happy to leave the next day after obtaining our visas (hooray!) for Iran.