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... make or receive a call or a text or any other form of communication. The border was not far from Tabriz so we got there quite early, and travelled through some attractive mountainous scenery and past Lake Orumiyeh which is drying up (like the Aral Sea) and one boat left hgh and dry miles from the water was clearly visible.
The first part of the border crossing involved everyone on the train being summoned (a carriage at a time) to the restaurant car where the ...
... fetching burnt semi circle at the back of my neck, and my shoulders are looking a little pink. Still, could be worse, and at least I've learnt my lesson on the first day. No more burn for me.
I met some other parents and kids who attend the same school, and was invited to a coffee morning for spouses of Embassy workers and their children on Thursday morning. Thanks very much, making friends already.
... monarchy. After WWI, when the Allies partitioned the lands of the former Ottoman Empire, he worked for establishment of a Turkish Republic and headed the War of Independence. He's revered and, for a Muslem country, somewhat deified. He was given the honorific of Atatürk ('father of the Turks) by the Turkish parliament. There are statues and photos of him everywhere in Turkey. It is somewhat anachronistic though that a man who emphasized the secular aspect of the ...
... He is the father of modern Turkey. (Ataturk literally means Father of the Turks). The life he lived is the polar opposite to that of Gandhi. His life was filled with violence throughout. Mustafa Kemal fought the first world war, Italo-Turkish War & Balkan Wars. He led the Turkish War of Independence against British and her allies to establish Turkey as an Independent Republic State. Domestically, he fought to separate the religion and state to make Turkey a secular ...
... probably one of the most amazing opportunities I've ever had in my life.
Today we visited Atatürk Mausoleum, the burial site of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the first president of Turkey. The site was beautiful, it took us a few hours to explore the entire thing. I'll post a few pictures so you can see for yourself!
Update more soon, I hope everyone's doing well!
PS: I added more Germany pictures to my second entry!