Travel Blogs from Ankara
... elderly people! Attaturk was born in the Macedonia region of Greece. He realized early on that the extreme beliefs of the Islamic people were keeping them from progressing. He was able to form a secular Islamic state, the only one in the Mideast, and the country in the Mideast with the most advanced economy. He is known as the world’s greatest Turk. His memorial is quite beautiful and people bring wreaths several times a day and organize a ceremony ...
... more difficult than when I first got my turkish sim card 2 years ago. First I went to the phone shop that does the registering but they told me I had to go to the bank to pay the fee to the government, but when I got the bank they told me I needed a special number from the government. So I went to the place to get this number but they told me I needed a residence permit first. STUPID SYSTEM. Every turkish person I have spoken to hates this new system and ...
... of the Ottoman Empire there were over 1,400 public toilets all around the city. At the same time, there weren’t any even at palaces in France and the rest of Europe.
6. Bonus Fact: Topkapi Palace is home to an obscenely decadent collection of jewels and relics two of which are legendary: the 84 carat Spoonmaker’s Diamond which is the fifth largest ...
Greetings and sorry once again for not being more frequent with the blog posts. We have been pretty busy in our last week in Ankara!
After going to the Atatürk Mausoleum on Saturday we decided to head out on an adventure to the Ankara Citadel, which is a castle located on one of the two large hills surrounding Ankara. It was quite incredible. There is not a lot of money in Turkey for preservation, so the castle is run down with ...
... exhibits of gold, silver, marble and bronze works dated back as far as 100 BC. Michel not much of a museum fan, followed me around.
Outside the museum, a Turkish local man sold big round bagels. Since Daghan told us that we had a long ride ahead of us, two bagels were purchased, one for Michel and one for me! So now, Michel couldn’t say ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center