Travel Blogs from Ankara
... since 2011!!!! Ironically its due to reopen next week....They do, however, have one large hall with I guess the best bits since this was really good. The area has been inhabited for literally thousands of years, its just overwhelming.
We then headed for the old Byzantine castle . They clearly used any old bit of stone for the castle walls (you can see Roman and Greek slabs in the wall) and it's really set on a high peak with a wonderful view. ...
... school teaching you stick to basic stuff all the time. Yes, there are the challenges of making everything fun and exciting to keep them concentrating, but in terms of reflecting my own creative input, I don't think I can do it. This turned into a fairly big lifechanging moment for me.
Luckily, the fun I had at school didn't allow me to think about this too long. I had a great time working with the other adults, and formed relationships (albeit fleeting ones) ...
... all accents would be unnecessary; but that option was not seriously considered for political reasons. By the way, Sasha has found Turkish phonetically similar to Russian and he was always understood when reading out of his phrasebook. Additionally, many loan words from Persian, Arabic and French were eliminated to maintain the linguistic purity. Unlike other countries of similar size such as Germany or Iran, Turkish language is fairly standard; a ...
... cafes that all have the same food at the same price and the rest just drive around, bumper to bumper until they crash into something. The wind was still fairly strong and I was buffeted a lot although Marcin seemed fine.
We stopped to gas up and have some lunch at a petrol station on the motorway. The station was the biggest I have ever seen with a mall literally attached to the petrol station. It had half a dozen restaurants, shops, cafes and bars. Just utterly ridiculous. ...
... an emphasis on WWI and the Turkish War of Independence immediately following the war. This was most informative to us especially learning how the Ottoman Empire had been carved up amongst the allies after the war. Ataturk and his generals resented this and went to war to regain their land and independence. They were obviously successful and we need to read and understand more about this.
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