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Travel Blogs from Ankara
... br> The entire train ride I was very indulgent and cried most of the way, dreading the journey with the change over in Istanbul being the main cause of concern. Little did I know my worries were about to be confirmed. The train ride was the easiest part of my trip, I got to Gatwick and through security with little worry or hiccup, and was waiting for my gate to be called, still a little welled up at the thought of not seeing people, particularly Dan, for what then seemed ...
... Chi Minh's mausoleum with its enforced solemnity.
Afterwards, we head out to the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. It's surrounded by a lovely garden-in-progress recently stoked with manure. I'm rather surprised by how small the museum actually is. It's housed primarily in what once was the Mahmut Paşa bazaar storage building and Kurşunlu Han or Inn. The buildings date to the 15th Century during the Ottoman era.They have been nicely restored to ...
... ve had a lot of lectures on Turkey (duh), like the economy, history and whether or not it should be in the EU, as well as a lecture on Greece and the Euro crisis. Our lecturers are all professors at METU and all speak English very well. On Tuesday, we went the United Nations Food and Agriculture center and learned about the work they do there to eliminate hunger in this part of the world and much of what they do involves working with Governments ...
... Period (1750 - 1250 BC) and MANY more.
The second and final stop in Ankara before the bus hitting the road was the Ataturk Mausoleum and Museum. Mustafa Kernal Ataturk was the great leader of the Turkish War of Independence and the founder and first president of the Republic of Turkey from 1923 until 1938. According to our guide, he is not just a beloved leader but is almost worshiped as he is ...
... he was really all about. After tea we googled him and found that he was who he said he was and figured that being an unmarried 41yr old businessman who spent most of his working life jetting off around the world all the time he was probably just in need of a bit of company, nothing more sinister. He did say 'don't worry, my premier minister is sorting it, it will be no problem', but we have no idea how or when so we still don't have any actual progress :o(
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