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... protesting about whats happening in Egypt, but there are other banners and stuff protesting about lots of other things, like Syria and terrorism. The police were waiting around with their water cannons again, and they had blocked off a large area around the protesters so I had to walk a long way around to get to my bus stop, but I got a good photo from the top of a bridge. ...
... the capital since 1923, when Ataturk convened the first National Assembly. It has a definite European flavor, and 6,000,000 people call it home. There is a subway system in place, and at rush hour the crowds were thick. The museum we were scheduled to see is being renovated, and only 1/3 of it is open right now. A few people went to see it, and said what was on dispay was fantastic. Early, early day tomorrow, as we head for ...
... hotels, restaurants, multitude of cars and numerous people just walking around. The atmosphere was quite pleasant and it made me feel just like back home; my home away from home kind of thing. Was it because I was going shopping or…..was it because of the few spots of snow on the ground? I think it was the other way around! :-)
The Shopping Mall ...
Small groups arrive little by little, and by the time for the welcome dinner we have almost everyone present. During our welcome festivities, our guide takes us through a quick synopsis of the tour to come, and we are all delighted with his language skills and his sense of humor. Dinner is a nice presentation of typical Turkish dishes, topped off with four different kinds of baklava. So sweet!
Great group! Great meal! Great guide! We’re off to a great ...
... of manmade homes), and also with plaster relief animals (mostly bulls' heads, though leopards also seemed popular). The museum in Konya said that these reliefs incorporated actual animal parts, though the Ankara museum didn't mention that. Still, I suspect that at least the bulls' horns were real.
There were also numerous obese naked female figurines (mother goddesses? or ancient pornography? who knows?), including the really famous one ...
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