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The first picture is of the dining room in the hotel, which is also an industrial museum.... very odd. Not sure where the exhibits are from or why they are there but interesting none the less. You can see our dinner companion was an old Camaro.
After breakfast we headed off to the famous Anatolia Museum which holds a world class collection of artefacts from the region. What the guide books do not say is that almost all of it is closed for renovation ...
... m (860 ft)-long pedestrian walkway that is lined on both sides by twelve pairs of lions carved in a style like the Hittite archaeological finds. The lions represent Anatolia and are shown seated to simultaneously represent both power and peace.
The Ceremonial Plaza is situated at the end of the Lions Road. The area is 129 m (423 ft) long and 84 m (276 ft) wide and was designed to accommodate 15,000 people. The floor is decorated with 373 rug ...
... don't feel up for anything else this evening. It makes me really quite upset when I speak to him. I remember how much time I have left before I get to see him or hug him again and it breaks my heart. I guess its a sign of how good things are between us.
Right, enough of the sap.
Sorry this post was long and boring, I promise it'll be better again tomorrow (its a sign of exhaustion!)
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June 25 began at 3:30 a.m for me so we could begin our hot air balloon ride over the natural rock formations and early Christian cave hideouts of Cappadocia. Six brave souls from our tour group huddled in the pre-dawn, amazed that we weren't even asked to sign a waiver to fly in an open balloon basket with no straps, and a bit frightened by the jet of fire being blown into our ...
... and reliving their "glory days"... mostly their favorite East Lansing bars. "Has Rick's burned to the ground yet? No? It probably should be."
Ankara was a great city to start out in, especially considering that very few people here spoke English (yay immersion!) and we had a great experience here. Tonight we leave for the coast and I'm not sure how often I'll have internet and be able to update, but I can promise that I will be having fun :)