BEST WESTERN Hotel Ikibin-2000
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Hello there, it has been a while but you can't blame me, I just got back from Istanbul and then had to go to school, now the weekend so I have some time. Anyway, on Friday the 30th of January, I was woken to go to the exchange students introduction camp, a bunch of Rotex people and myself caught a Taxi to the hotel in Ankara, I was very excited to meet other exchange students, as staying at home by myself was beginning to get boring ...
... but we ended up at the Citadel instead. That was ok though because that was next on the list. The Citadel is the old castle and parts of it are well preserved. Inside the outer walls it is like stepping back in time, little dirt streets and houses overhanging them. The view from the top was great. It is weird to be old though, around ten until mid afternoon. The Museum of Anatolian ...
... what was happening. It was more of a "everyone here? Cool, lets go", than a debrief. But, I was paired with Ruby (a girl I had met previously who was friends with the boys. 13/14, looks a lot older, and I knew already that I got one with her. Makes it a bit easier when there's a friendly face), Ceyda (a half Turkish half English girl whose siblings and mum were involved in the school too. My age, really lovely girl) and James Bryont (a regular teacher at the summer school, ...
I always expected the Turkish capital to be a bit dull, I knew it wasn’t going to be another Istanbul, unfortunately my first impressions supported this a bit too much. The roads were in long straight lines with hardly any shops, just apartments and offices. There was no Turkish flair about the place.
I had no map or no idea of where anything was. The night before I had hoped that once I had rested I would be prepared to have half a day in Ankara ...
... off at our hotel and splashed a bit of water on our faces, hung out for a quick spell and headed out to the Golbasi area... Urfa's sacred section of town containing the cave where Abraham was born... eventually being targeted by King Nimrod for his idol destroying ways. It didn't take long before we were immersed into the crowds of religious pilgrims making their way through the various holy sites amongst the ...