After 7 hours by bus we arrived at 23:00 local time to the capital. Went to Mutlu's place, a cosy apartment by the main bus station owned by Mutlu, a helicopter mechanic who was really nice. He gave us directions to get to the Tajik embassy and next morning we went there. Unlike in Istanbul, this time the embassy was where it was supposed to be but of course, everything could not be perfect: the consul was on business trip to Istanbul (probably deciding the new
Ankara has really nothing worth seeing, so back to Mutlu's place to sleep a bit and hang out. Third try for the visa was the following morning. Back to the embassy, this time under the rain, and surprise: the consul was not there. I don't know why but it was not really something unexpected. Actually, we're getting used to Turkish people saying all the time something and then happening opposite. They told us to come 2 hours later, so we did and bingo! The consul was finally there. He told us about all papers for the visa application, about a handwritten letter addressed to the embassy and to leave all papers there until next Tuesday.