Mecure Inn Ankara
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... the Kale, which used to house a civilisation inside, when we visit again I will have more details, but it was very nice inside, huge houses and a original old hotel, which had room for the horses and camels to be parked in the courtyard and then a hotel for the travellers to stay in. After exploring the castle we went out to the fruit and nut market which was nothing like in Australia. After purchasing some nuts, we headed to ...
... Turkish carpet) patterns, and is made of travertine in various colors.The Hall of Honor is the iconic symbol of Anıtkabir and the location of Atatürk's tomb. Atatürk's tomb is situated right under the symbolic 40-ton sarcophagus in the ground floor of The Hall of Honor, and Atatürk's corpse is buried below this in a special Tomb Room in the basement level. After visiting Ankara we continued our journey to Bolu where we will be staying the night.
So, the first day of looking after the kids is surprisingly going fairly well (touch wood).
I got stuck into making computers and drawings and chimneys for the den they were building in the living room. Its amazing what the imagination can do - a cereal box tied to their back was immediately a jet-pack, and a piece of card with some coloured lines on was a credit card that can be used only to get into their base. I've got to hand it to them, they can ...
... They have dated
the Hittite people back to 10,000 BC. We
think of ancient people as primitive but they weren’t. They carved stone and worked metal into
jewelry using tools they made themselves.
They sheared their angora sheep and rabbits and spun and wove the wool
into clothes and rugs. We then visited
the Citadel of Ankara, the Castle District.
It’s the oldest ...
... and reliving their "glory days"... mostly their favorite East Lansing bars. "Has Rick's burned to the ground yet? No? It probably should be."
Ankara was a great city to start out in, especially considering that very few people here spoke English (yay immersion!) and we had a great experience here. Tonight we leave for the coast and I'm not sure how often I'll have internet and be able to update, but I can promise that I will be having fun :)