Rixos Grand Hotel Ankara
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It's been a while, but I promise that no one has missed anything terribly exciting since I've last written :). I've been in Ankara for almost 2 weeks now, and I'll be here for a little while longer, but most of what I'm doing involves looking at a lot of really old library books and taking notes on my computer ... not really the kind of stuff that inspires vivid prose, flashy photography, or captivating blog entries. I did, however, have quite the adventure today, which ...
... we went scuba diving. We got to see more colorful fishes. We got lucky and saw a sting ray. We ate supper after that. We played hide and go seek with glow sticks and it was really fun. Then we went to ...
... long queue on the back of my head. Still, I had no time to worry about that now, it was 9pm. Someone in front of me probably got sick of hearing my sniffs, and handed me a tissue. (again, the kindness of strangers...) I run. First official I see, I ask where to go. She points and says run. Then I have to go through security again. I haven't prepared for this, quickly get myself together and go through, get beeped, my phone is still in my pocket, i put it back, I go ...
... to. His simple motto of non-cooperation, refusal to eat for days, patience & non-violence defeated the British peacefully. For me one man summarises Gandhi and his life. Albert Einstein said of Gandhi,' Generations to come, it may well be, will scarce believe that such a man as this one ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth'.
Today in Ankara, we visited a mausoleum of another great man, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who lived and died the same time as ...
... Today, our first of 3 days off, we went to the Ataturk Mausoleum and Museum with Professor Petrie who arrived last night as Professor Graham went to some fancy dean meeting in Istanbul. The Mausoleum moment is HUGE and interesting- Ataturk was a revolutionary leader in the early 20th century who not only gained freedom for Turkey from the Greeks and everyone else who was trying to knock out the Ottomans, he was also a huge part of Turkey's move ...