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BESA = British Embassy School Ankara.
I was fortunate enough to work for a week in the summer school that is run in BESA (the boys regular school). I had absolutely no idea what I was getting myself into. All I had been told was that I was going to be running 3 art classes during the week, but otherwise I am just another adult to have around helping, disciplining etc.
So, I wake up at 6.30am on my first day of school, butterflies in stomach and the ...
... tour of Istanbul, visiting interesting places including The Blue Mosque, The Spice Bazaar, and Topkapi Palace. I did see a Burger King! In the afternoon, we took the ferry across the Bosphorus and entered Asia, and it was on the highway to Ankara at a rest area that I saw a McDonalds. We arrived at the hotel just before 9:00 PM. It has been a long day.
I uploaded some pictures, see below.
... houses have been built amongst the ruins of the castle but the government has been trying to get them out of these, now, rundown houses and into apartments. While it looks like quite a number have taken up the offer many of the owners that can afford to renovate are now doing so.
The next stop was the Anatolian Civilisations Museum. This was some museum. Exhibits start at ...
... me. I got some coffee, but I wasn't even awake by the time he came around to pour the hot water. I think we got to Istanbul around 5:30, but we didn't actually get to Taksim (our destination) till 6:30/7 ish. We took the service bus and had to switch once and waited for the second service bus for a while. There was also a lot of traffic, of course. There was this French guy in his twenties who was very proud and a bit snobby. The first thing he said ...
... add a postscript to this entry as we weren't in Ankara for very long on this first trip. However, in 2011 we briefly returned to the city and not only revisited the Ataturk Mausoleum and grounds, but headed into the old town and wandered the interesting streets of the area. However, the highlight was a visit to the Museum ...
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