I returned to Mersin Monday morning after catching the 2 AM ‘Smuggler’s Express’ bus from Aleppo to Antakya. I think I and a young Iraqi Turkoman studying in Turkey were probably the only ‘genuine’ passengers on the bus. The bus’ fuel tanks were very full and there were assorted goods packed into various crevices.
The wireless Internet at home is not operating properly so I have been without access for the past week.
When I get the opportunity I will post some photos of my trip.