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... afraid that some of the areas around the castle were truly grim though, basically slums, which seemed to be being cleared but not sure.
The small streets leading up to the castle were being rapidly renovated and they were doing a pretty good job too. Interestingly there were also some of the old shops still there too, not selling to tourists. Actually most of the shops were true antique shops and most of the customers were Turkish. I don't think ...
We arrived in the capital city of Turkey with big plans but they were shortened significantly. Our bus arrived in Ankara later hen we expected so we had to check in to our hotel and get some lunch because we were all starving then we went to the Anatolian Museum planning to go see a certain part of it but all of it seemed to be closed for restoration and the only place there that we could see was "Ancient Roman Artefacts" so ...
... out of nothing!
Then it was time for "the game". They told me to go away whilst they hid, then I was supposed to come back and be a zombie. Now, my impression of a zombie is a groaning, slow walking, arms in the air sort of creature. So this is what I did. I dragged myself into the living room, doing a pretty darn good zombie impression if I do say so myself (my drama classes as a teenager must have paid off).
The boys stood up out of their hiding ...
... the rulers of modern Nepal, of which few are included in our list of 'Rastriya Bibhuti' (Official National Hero List), I read about Pritihivi Narayan Shah, Bhimsen Thapa, Jung Bahadur Rana, Mahendra & B.P. Koilrala. I then went to try to find as what have we done in their memory.
Someone had painted Prithivi Narayn's statue located in front of Simha-Durbar in chalk white with pink lips and eyes. Bhimsen Thapa doesn't have a memorial other than the tower he ...
... arrival in Ankara we visit Ataturk's Mausoleum, a wonderful monument to a very special person to the Turkish people. A vast monument that has many splendid sites and a very educational museum attached, that records Attaturk's work and life. Interesting diarama's of the Gallipoli campaign are included.
Then it's off to the Hotel Barcelo to recharge the ...