Travel Blogs from Ankara
... really on the main tourist route so numbers these last few days have been very low.
By now our feet were sore and time for a late lunch. We found a café and had Gozleme - a kind of thin sandwich made from flat bread with a very thin filling and baked on a griddle. The lady made them freshly for us and delicious they were too washed down with a thin salty yoghurt - and amazingly filling!
Tomorrow we off to Cappadocia to see the fairies.
... I was knackered by the end, and always excited to see Dan the following week.
School ended with coke fireworks, upset, and a lot of happy children with pinwheels (classes ran by me - success!)
Just one more weekend, then I pop back to the UK - I see Dan, I see Exmouth, I Graduate... all in the space of 3 days, before I'm back again.
Phew... Keep checking back
( especially if you want to see pictures of me in a funny hat and gown)
... named Ataturk. It is the law.
When we came back in the evening our friend Mohamed took us out. Our plan was to find a real Turkish bath. A Hamam that we went to in Bodrum was a tourist establishment and we were looking for the real thing. Unfortunately, the ladies section was closed for a private function. Traditionally, Turkish baths are segregated by gender. Men massage men while women massage women. Unwilling to leave Dasha behind, we ...
... Ankara we were on our way to the Cappadocia area of Turkey which was settled by the Persians in the late 6th century BC until the empire was defeated by Alexander the Great. It was later occupied by the Greeks and up until 1923 had a very large Greek population. The area is known for its natural rock formations, valleys and is a big center for the famous Turkish carpet weavers.
On the way to the hotel, ...
... br> A night flight to Turkey arriving at Istanbul for my connecting flight to Ankara at 04:00. Weather conditions resulted in a delay but 5 hours later I was airborne again.
Why Ankara? No real reason other than it was somewhere on the map that was readily within reach of southern Turkey and hence Syria.
Landed in a snow covered Ankara at -10 oC in a tee shirt and light jacket. Although, ...