Barcelo Ankara Altinel
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Woke up with the morning call to prayer at 4:45, didn't quite make it out of bed. Up at 5:45 and headed out for a walk around the district, watching the neighbourhood wake up.
Early start to the tour and we are on our way to Ankara by 8:00.
Stopped at Sivrihisar for lunch, a wrap filled with potato or cheese that is grilled.
Ankara, as the capital of Turkey, is very modern. Here we visited Ataturk’s Mausoleum...one of the largest in the world commemorating past President’s/leaders. Actually we didn't do much here and I don't think it was worth the travel here except that it had the best highway to connect back to Istanbul.
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So today I find myself missing my first day of uni this semester, due to a kidney infection! Last friday I woke up with incredible back pain on the lower right side, at the time I thought I had just slept funny. But throughout the day I began to feel worse generally, my friend noticed it first, when we were on our way to our Turkish Private International Law class he asked me if I was okay because ...
... enough." (I never thought a 5 year old and a 7 year old could make me feel like that!)
On other (more positive) news, I made a friend with a tortoise, and I'm currently getting ready for the embassy party tonight. I met a few more people today who are going to the party too, so I wont be socialising with strangers.
I really am exhausted, and cannot WAIT for this free wine that I've been promised at the party.
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... habit of turning up in shallow graves or facing exile or imprisonment. Ataturk and his regime brooked no challenge.
He remains a controversial figure to this day, but that should not be surprising considering the scope and swiftness with which a large society was wrenched out of near medieval custom and firmly placed among the modern nations of the world. Since the military was primarily responsible for ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBarcelo Ankara Altinel
A wonderful spot to stay and a good room with a very comfortable King size bed.
Great shower that was spoiled by the outlet being partially blocked.
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