Aktif Metropolitan Hotel
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
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It's been a while, but I promise that no one has missed anything terribly exciting since I've last written :). I've been in Ankara for almost 2 weeks now, and I'll be here for a little while longer, but most of what I'm doing involves looking at a lot of really old library books and taking notes on my computer ... not really the kind of stuff that inspires vivid prose, flashy photography, or captivating blog entries. I did, however, have quite the adventure today, which ...
After one night in the charming town of Safranbolu we drove to Istanbul past beautiful snow capped mountains, reflective lakes and rolling hills planted with crops. As we neared Istanbul the clear weather turned to thick fog, as is the case most days near the city. We stopped for a lunch break at a restaurant overlooking what was probably a very scenic lake but due to the fog you couldn't see much of it. The traffic started ...
... 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.