So, we made it to Ismir. We had to find our way from the international terminal to the domestic terminal. These terminals are not connected, so it was a bit of a hike. Along the way we successfully bought our visas ($20 each, cash) and made it through customs. Josh was very excited to seek nanzar bonjuks all over the place. These are traditional symbols to ward off the evil eye. Each of the kids traveled with one pinned to their shirts and they thought it was cool that I was right, and that they do really have them in Turkey. If you ever have to change planes in Ismir, the international terminal is a much better place to hang out than the domestic terminal. Only 10 minutes delayed, we caught a Turkish Airlines flight to Ankara. On board we tried Ayran, a salty yogurt drink. It wasn't bad, but I don't think any of us will order it again.