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... just like the things they used to alert people of an incoming airstrike! I thought I was getting bombed for a minute. But no the siren was just to mark a minute's silence as today is the anniversary of Ataturk's death. Panic over!
It was so cold this morning! I'm still not used to the weather in Ankara it's constantly changing. In the mornings it's freezing, but between 11-2 its so hot you need to take several layers off otherwise you're sweating. Then at about 3pm it ...
... leading into volcanic areas for which Cappadocia is famous. A town with old cave dwellings and houses built into hillsides appears. Mustafapasa is just beyond and quite rustic looking. The Old Greek House hotel is quite famous attracting the likes of Martha Stewart. The food is good and the rooms unusual, ours once the kitchen and somewhat ...
... plane (With hours to spare) and flew to Ankara via a connecting flight through Istanbul. We met up there with the (sort of) friendly faces of Steve and Nathan and went to our hotel that was only our hotel for a night. For the second time on this trip, we successfully squeezed one more person in the room that we should have. We skipped dinner after wandering around and asking the lady at the front desk where to ...
This place is very much a creation of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. Although it has been a town for centuries, it was a dusty Anatolian backwater til MKA chose it as the capital of the new Republic. Now it is a huge bustling metropolis.
I chose to stay in Kizilay, very much the student area. So full of life,shops, bars,cafes; a buzz in the air. Bit of a challenge to navigate to the ...
Hello dear friends and family!
I've decided to set up this travel blog at the inkling of my close friend Amelia, on the note of something more transient than facebook updates. Additionally, I will not have facebook and possibly even email access in Iran so here's hoping this is accessible there.
Anyhow! Am in Ankara, Turkey right now. Got here yesterday and after weaseling our way through the low-end district ...
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