Travel Blogs from Ankara
... is very nicely done and the bedrooms are magnificent and huge.
After dumping the bags we went across to the old castle and found a roof top café for a beer. Not a bad view of Ankara and the hills.
We decided to eat in the hotel, and the dining room turned out to be in what is described as an Industrial Museum. A bit odd I have to admit but good fun and the food was terrific. Another day here tomorrow for some culture.
... tufa which undercuts the basalt, thus giving a somewhat suggestive effect. Of course, this has not entered the mind of a single person on the bus!
Having viewed these phenomena we duly arrived at the Double Tree Hilton which is lovely hotel,and the most comfortable beds since our trip began.
After dinner we went by tour bus to a caravanserai to watch a religious ceremony performed by the Whirling Dervishes, who do some of their worship through ...
... the Alps. At that point we took the opportunity to sing "The Sound of Music" at the top our lungs.
Once we returned to Munich, we spent our days touring churches, markets, and shops. The last day in Munich was probably my favorite, we spent the entire afternoon sitting in the English Gardens, and made a little lunch from the cheese, bread, and jelly we bought from a market.
... the metro but got there in the end, weighed down like a pack horse with my carpets
First stop today was Anit Kabir, Ataturk's enormous mausoleum. Set pleasingly on a hill overlooking the city centre, this is a setting to fully honour the Father of the Republic. Extensive museums on MKA and the founding of the new Turkey.
Long orientation walk ...
... that had come for the other girl and we all started dispersing. We ended up on the other side of the bar playing darts with a couple guys. This proved a bit more fun!
The next day I met up with another guy from couchsurfing who had hosted some friends. Me, him, and his girlfriend went to the Ataturk Memorial and then walked around for awhile. They introduced me to a new food and also bought me some medicine for my continuous ...