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Travel Blogs from Ankara
My good friends Gene and Will are on my flight from Chicago with another friend who I'm meeting for the first time on this tour. We join up with another tour member as soon as we land in Munich this morning, and race to the gate where our Lufthansa flight for Ankara departs soon after we get there.
It is raining when we land in Ankara at …
... when the mustafa decided to choose Ankara as the capital and people started moving over.
Other than stopping to have lunch and a quick photo of the castle on the hill we the headed to the mausoleum of Mustafa - the father of modern turkey. The place was really crowded plus it was filled with little kids on this Friday afternoon. The kids were adorable though - the little boy in front of ...
... someone holding a card with my name on. I ring Rachel (the mother of the kids I'm looking after), someone should be there. She rings people. I eventually see a man outside with KATY FOOTE on the card, and I know from now I'll be OK. I arrive. The flat is amazing, I slept for hours, and today I've just been trying to get used to the idea I'm in Turkey.
BLIGE. So, it can only get better right?
Here's to some rather more positive posts from now on.
... we had to get to our train, we paddle boated around the lake for a while, singing Edelweiss from the Sound of Music. It was comical and beautiful. We made our train (unlike on Wednesday) and got back to the hostel, hung out at the bar, and walked through the city to a fountain and sat on the steps of the Opera house and hung out. Friday we walked around the city, and toured churches like Theaterinkirche ...
... in the Chimney Valley of Cappadocia. The area is surrounded by old volcanoes and therefore there are some very interesting rock formations to explore. Long ago, the locals would carve into these soft volcanic rocks and make homes that need no air conditioning as they are a constant temperature all year round and some of them are quite elaborate for the time.
We are staying here three days and will ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center