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... there you can see the excavations of the Roman theater still in progress, and it's worth remembering that Ankara (Roman "Ancyra") was one of the major regional centers in the territory that was once known as ancient Galatia - sound familiar? :)
While the museum isn't the most enormous structure on the planet, the collection is really, really, really stellar. Many of the most famous artifacts from all around Turkey are on display here (and that's saying quite a ...
... on my toes to get my attention and then poked me in the stomach.
The museum was with some of the artifacts and history of modern turkey and we managed to catch the changing of the guards. The building itself was really grand.
After which was the drive to Bolu where it was like some nature resort up in the mountain. Where there were many trees and a nice real fireplace going in the ...
... 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.
... 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 ...
Other than that, I am well and happy and exploring and running away from wild dogs. The other night we tried to walk back but a storm cloud made it darker than usual at 5pm and a group of 6 dogs blocked our road to the hotel, so I went up to a group of buses and explained (in horrible sign language) that there were dogs in the way and pointed to the hotel. (Yes, it involved barking. How else do you mime DOG?) The man laughed and drove us up ...