To while away the time on the road I play the license plate game. In Turkey almost all of the license plates look the same, but the first number on the plate signals which province the car is from. The numbers are in alphabetical order by province name. For example, Adana is 01, Adiyaman is 02, etc.
The trip started out with 09 (Aydin), then 20 (Denizli), then 03 (Afyon) for a few days, then 32 (Isparta), and now 42 (Konya).
Along the way there were some 07’s and 15’s from nearby Antalya and Burdur, and on the main highways plenty of 06’s (Ankara), 34’s (my old stomping grounds of Istanbul), and 35’s (Izmir). I’ve only seen a few 01’s (Adana), but those will come soon enough.