Travel Blogs from Ankara
... moment when a waiter offered me salmon on a spoon (not something I'm usually faced with...) I took it, and slurped it off the spoon. The waiter was still there looking at me. I kind of "shooed" him away (I'm even ashamed to type that). It was only when I realised he had another tray for the empty spoons that I went bright red, apologised, and made a swift exit.
At the back of the garden was a sort of band stand thing with a ...
... East, even in a country as stable as Turkey, intellectuals are being arrested from universities around the country and being charged with conspiring against the government (usually they are Professors in foreign policy/international relations fields). We also learned that in Turkey, once you have been arrested you can be detained for TEN YEARS without having a trial. With minor crime cases it usually takes about the same time as a US trial, but ...
... some exceptional people watching. Everyone smokes cigarettes and those nargilehs – or what I call hubba bubba. Somewhat a blackcurrant and herb smell, everyone is at it, young and old. Tim and I have it on our list of things to do whilst here!
From here we did a day trip to Qala’al Saladin, this is a fantastic Crusader era castle, begun by the Byzantines in the 10th century, it was taken over by the Crusaders in the early 12th century, this castle perched ...
... starting to climb. Damn shame it was empty. Strangely the hotel also boasted a 4 lane bowling alley, billiards room, and multiple fusball tables and arcade machines, but like the pool couldn't use them.
Stupidly I (Jeff) had left my passport photos in the campsite so Jake & I had to search the city streets for a photo booth. Eventually after pointing at our passport and miming a camera we were able to get some directions. We ended up in ...
... I sat in the cafe and had a billion cups of tea with a young turkish student. Finally we arrived at the hotel where I had the best room so far this trip (my first double bed- called French bed) I'm fairly certain I slept diagonal to use every inch. I woke with a phonecall (assumed to be the wake up call) got dressed, ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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