Hotel 2000 Anittepe
Travel Blogs from Ankara
... would be, I can swim underwater, I have formed two relationships with two children that I will never forget (to name a few)
The kids imagination has amazed me, all the 5 weeks I've been here. A broken dorito can be a surfboard, cardboard boxes can be a castle, a piece of polystyrene a spaceship... I don't remember when the last time was that I could see something and imagine that it was something else, forgetting logic and practicalities. I guess its what happens when ...
I came to Ankara to stop at the Turkmenistan consulate to see if I could get a transit visa to Turkmenistan that is good for 5 days. Turkmenistan is a hard country to enter. It is pretty much locked to foreigners and not accessible. I had contacted over 10 agencies in Turkmenistan asking for an invitation to enter the country. Only two of them replied and they ...
... sure it must have made the news, after the terrible Earthquake now Marcin is coming and... he’s hungry!
For whatever reason the weather seemed to improve. The wind died down so I could comfortably add a few extra miles per hour and the trip was far more comfortable. Even though it was warmer than we’re used to it was still cold to ride in it. The wind blasting over us and the slight humidity means we’re effectively experiencing the same conditions as the ...
... of it, how can one weak man resist?
I walked around to try and get a feel for the place, I took a few wrong turns and found myself in a bit that looked more like the Turkey I knew. There were some musicians playing traditional music while people sat on the grass watching, it was Ramadan a big sign reminded me, hope I haven’t offended ...
... Anatolian loop has been picked over & much of it brought here to create a fabulous experience:
- neolithic cave paintings, bulls heads & mother goddess figures from Catalhoyuk
- calcolithic & bronze age artefacts
- Assyrian trade colonies
- Hittites & Hatti (much from Hattusa & Alacahoyuk)
- Phrygian from Gordion & elsewhere
- Urartian from Van
- neo-Hittite from Karatepe
I was in heaven! This place has got way ...