Allstar Marinem Hotel
Travel Blogs from Ankara
... there, but it looks totally out of place as it is brand new.
In addition, they had built a wall fortification, a rampart with a tunnel. The tunnel is the first known structure with a triangular keystone. We climb the ramparts to the tunnel. Once through the tunnel we see the lion gate with the lions facing outward. We climb some dangerous and steep stairs to the top of the rampart to see the ...
... I caught some of it on video. We had our own guide who showed us around. The Türks really do love this Atatürk guy. His is grave is hidden behind this huge copper door which no one is allowed in, however they have live CCTV of the tomb so we could see inside it. Apparently he is burried with soil from every city in turkey and his grave is surrounded by turkish flags. They even had Madame Tussaud's make waxworks of him to put in their museum. ...
Today was all about Turkish history. It started out routinely enough with the group boarding the bus and leaving Istanbul to hit the road for the 4.5 hour drive to Ankara, Turkey. We made a cultural stop along the way experiencing the joys of the Turkish interstate rest stop (which has a surprisingly large multitude of things to buy!) and to get the joy of eating at a ...
... br> back for dinner, I had a bit of a headache, so I decided to lay down before we
headed out for our early 7:50 am flight to Istanbul.
We were on time for both our München to Istanbul fight, as
well as our Istanbul to Ankara and made it successfully to our Hotel for the
evening. Today we arrive at METU (Middle Eastern Technical University) where we
will start our Study Abroad and stay for the next week and a half!
... and the founder /first president of the Republic of Turkey, the site itself was simple, grandiose, and stunning - all in one place. It greatly reminded me of kingdoms seen in Egypt as it was laid out like an ancient temple in the middle of a beautiful garden. It had a vast courtyard where incredible views of the city of Ankara could be seen. Here ...
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