Ankara Plaza Hotel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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... 1923 Turkey declared itself a Republic & he began major reforms eg- the surname reform which gave people a surname for the first time, rather than being known by their father's first name; over riding the Arabic alphabet in favour of the Latin alphabet, using 29 letters with 8vowels. Arabic was difficult to learn & this increased the literacy rate from 30% in 1920, to almost 98% today. The social system changed following the de- throned Sultan's ...
... to the house, had some tea and the kids went to bed. I'm perfectly happy to say that I had a perfect day of slowly settling into the lifestyle, the kids are getting to know me, and its great that I have a couple of days to find my feet before the responsibilities kick in.
Off to 365 tomorrow, a big shopping mall, where I will be purchasing copious amounts of after sun. Whoops.
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... and the separation of church and state has not lost his aura in a modern Turkey as it moves toward a Muslem state. The mausoleum is quite impressive, built on a hill top with a view of the city below. It includes a museum with displays of Ataturk's life, WWI, and the War of Independence. There are quite a few student groups here for a visit that add a lively touch to what otherwise would be a very solemn event. Not at all comparable to the visit we made in Viet Nam ...
... community of people living within the area of the Citadel. We hiked around the Citadel for a good two hours and decided to enjoy some culture at the Museum of Anatolia. Unfortunately, the main display was under construction, but we were able to still see some of the Anatolian artifacts on display in the smaller display room. We spent some time here and decided to grab some food at the large shopping complex in what is comparable ...
... probably one of the most amazing opportunities I've ever had in my life.
Today we visited Atatürk Mausoleum, the burial site of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the first president of Turkey. The site was beautiful, it took us a few hours to explore the entire thing. I'll post a few pictures so you can see for yourself!
Update more soon, I hope everyone's doing well!
PS: I added more Germany pictures to my second entry!