Travel Blogs from Ankara
... REALLY long time.
One of the things I hold highly as a pet hate, is sitting in the middle of 3 on a plane. Unfortunately this was the case for the 4 hour ride to Istanbul. I pulled myself together. The flight to Istanbul was fairly dull, there was a young lad sat next to me who was watching me draw various things in my sketchpad. We ended up finding common ground and having a few races of Temple Run 2 (clearly a universal language). They handed round Turkish delight ...
... topped off with some great ice cream.
That night we have our farewell dinner in the hotel restaurant. Not too special a location or meal, but a nice last gathering of the large group. Tomorrow 12 of us will travel on to Izmir.
The evening mood is disrupted by the discovery that the hotel can't find my laundry. Again, I have to involve Mustafa in a search for my lost belongings. He just might be thinking I'm a little jinxed!
... them grow their agriculture and take care of small farmers. On Wednesday we were treated to lunch by an MSU alum who is from and works in Turkey at a restaurant that's known for it's "homestyle" Turkish food. He won MSU's Distinguished International Alumni award this year, so on Thursday he's hosting a party in downtown Ankara for a bunch of deans and the Provost and we were invited (good thing I brought a cocktail dress?). Time to get fancy.
... disappointing, especially as previously other groups haven't had any problems applying for and getting visas in Ankara.
We left the embassy and I went for a wander around Ankara with John B, Lisa and Floyd. We were to stay in Ankara until 3pm to give Lu time to apply for her Indian visa and for people to have a look around. We stopped for a cup of something masquerading as coffee at the Burger King underneath the Atakule Tower just because ...
Our first stop was Gobekli Tepe, a Kurdish word meaning belly hill, as the site sits on top of a high hill overlooking the Mesopotamian Plains. I will not further any points about this site, as I created a separate blog entry for this amazing place.
After spending some time looking around at Harran University, a beautifully designed campus on the outskirts of the city, we were ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed