Aktif Metropolitan Hotel
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Cumalikzik an ancient town high above Bursa was our first stop this morning. Streets and roads made of rocks and stones laid by the local people. Turkey is a relatively young county with the nomadic people's from Mongolia, Iran and China building putting down roots 300 yeas ago. The Greeks and the Romans have been everywhere during their lets conquer the world phase ...
... income is US$11,000 pa. We drove into the Central Anatolya region where the land became rocky, pine trees grew. The towns looked like sets in the desert. Days were hot & nights cool, then the land changed to grow sunflowers, barley, olive trees.
Arriving in Ankara to visit the tomb of Ataturk. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk was a General in the Turkish Army, known for his leadership & bravery , he lead the army into war 1922 to fight against foreign occupation ...
... calls a camel drivers hat and he sure looks the part. He is getting lots of funny looks-the Turks can't place where he comes from! We had a few funny looks today as we walked up town in our sandals-think it may be frowned upon and tomorrow I have to cover my hair and shoulders have a long skirt or trousers and JK has to cover his legs otherwise he will have to wear a skirt as ...
... fetching burnt semi circle at the back of my neck, and my shoulders are looking a little pink. Still, could be worse, and at least I've learnt my lesson on the first day. No more burn for me.
I met some other parents and kids who attend the same school, and was invited to a coffee morning for spouses of Embassy workers and their children on Thursday morning. Thanks very much, making friends already.
... monarchy. After WWI, when the Allies partitioned the lands of the former Ottoman Empire, he worked for establishment of a Turkish Republic and headed the War of Independence. He's revered and, for a Muslem country, somewhat deified. He was given the honorific of Atatürk ('father of the Turks) by the Turkish parliament. There are statues and photos of him everywhere in Turkey. It is somewhat anachronistic though that a man who emphasized the secular aspect of the ...