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... 6-7 miles of walking - but all very much worth it.
I finally decided to take a break from the computer-library-thing and ventured out into the city center to do some sightseeing. John and I were able to see a few very cool sites last year, but there's still a bit more I wanted to see, including Ataturk's Mausoleum (aka Anitkabir) and the newly-renovated Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. We went to the museum on our last visit, but a substantial portion of it ...
The last of the almost full day of driving. Today was another 8 hours drive down as we headed back up.
Along the way we stopped by the Salt Lake to take photos.
We stopped by Ankara which is the capital of turkey. It was very messy with a lot of litter all around. There were many houses atop the hill near the castle which were apparently bought back by the Turkish govt as they were ...
... a permanent fixture rather than a temporary arrangement for the current terror alert we're encountering. Train is just like the German ICE and we whizz through the countryside at 250km/hr.
Hotel is a 16th century caravanseri with the courtyard now covered with a modern glazed atrium. Adjacent is a transport museum which is actually quite interesting and includes a flour mill from Braunschweig in Germany.....where I used to live.
The citadel entrance is ...
... then my bag is searched. This is 9.10pm and my flight is due to depart at 9.20pm. I get through, I ask where I go, they point and say RUN. I do, I get to the gate. I left my phone at security. At this point I almost gave up. Sprinted back to the security, got my phone, sprinted back to the gate, and with literally seconds to spare I got the flight. I was sweaty and horrible and everyone on the flight glared at me. But I sat down, and just silently started to cry again. ...
... as well as reforming education (he wanted girls to go to school- he had a quote about Turkish women needing to be just as smart and well educated as the men to be good citizens RIGHT ON), He changed the Turkish alphabet from an Arabic alphabet to a Latin one. He's like the George Washington of Turkey only cooler and if you say something bad about him you can get arrested. (This same arrest rule does not apply to current administrations- ...