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Day 3 Continues... In the afternoon we continued onto Ankara which was about 5-6 hrs east of Instanbul in Asia. We visited a memorial built in honor of Mustaka Kemel Atatruk who was an Army officer in World War 1 and who founded an independent Republic of Turkey. We then visited the refurbished Museum which had exhibits dating back thousands of …
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* What a drama! Worthy of a Top Gear episode. Or maybe Idiots Abroad
In the early hours we work through our various options. It is important to work out a strategy – one option is to put AG on a flight back to London to get medical treatment & pick up the recommended antibiotics. SG would stay with the truck. ...
... center! BMW'er, a special species…. In the Kawasaki center they order tires for me and also the rear sprocket. On Saturday, everything should be there.
On Saturday around noon I go back to Kawasaki Centre in order to change the tires. I want a precaution do everything myself, but realize that the mechanics are really good and help me in mounting (not like the semi-idiots in Samsun). When I check the sprocket, ...
... I'm at Eskishir rail station at 1030hrs, a lot earlier than anticipated, I find the ticket office to see if there's a train to Ankara sooner than the 1245hrs. There is. At 1115hrs. Within 20seconds my ticket is changed without charge and handed over....not like the palaver we had yesterday! She also confirms that tomorrow's day train is fully booked - just wanted to make sure.
Have to pass security before boarding the high speed train - X-ray machine and body scanner. ...
... of Ataturk. When I first read about him, I disliked him, thinking of him as a destroyer of one the last, great vestiges of the Islamic world- the Ottoman Empire. But I can honestly say that after reading and learning more about him , my initial view was very simplistic for a man like Ataturk and partially false.
The Ottomans, after losing WW1 by siding with the Germans, had their colonies seized and their country carved up according to the whims of the ...