Posing with my mentor at the Faculty of Science building after a series of lectures.
After the long day at the conference we went to the downtown area of Eskişehir to buy dried fruit, nuts and of course, lokum (Turkish delight).
I pose for a picture by the scenic river that cuts through the downtown area. Along either side of the river are many shops and cafes making this area perfect for an afternoon of relaxation.
I had the very special honor of being invited to a real homemade Turkish dinner prepared by organizers of the conference. On the table was chicken, Turkish meatballs, bulgar, eggplant dishes and salad. It was a great opportunity for me to advance my cultural knowledge (and culinary knowledge).