Travel Blogs from Ankara
The first of our long travel days on the Ancient Turkey tour! We travelled via minibus for around 9 hours from Istanbul to Cappadocia, stopping on the way in Turkey's capital, Ankara. Here, we visited the mausoleum of Mustafa Ataturk - the founder of modern Turkey, and a very revered figure here. The tomb and extensive museum dedicated to him was an elaborate monument and the number of turkish ...
... song. The singers showed really good breath control, and the dancers twirled pretty much on the spot, but also in an orbit while going into a trance-like state. We all thought that the twirling would be done at great speed and although it was not that fast it must have been difficult with eyes closed.
would have liked to use the hotel,gym but they wanted 75 TL for the privilege(NZ$50.00)
Tomorrow, underground city,pottery, Rock churches
Ankara so far has been pretty interesting, I've mimed my way to ordering vegetarian food, explored the city and got assigned to a giant room on METU's campus (Middle East Technical University). I'll post a link if anyone wants to creep on the university.
I’ll post pictures as soon as I can get them uploaded; I hope all of you guys are doing well in the mitten! ...
... ending at the excellent Ethnography Museum, Not a huge collection but HQ: period clothes, ceramics, carpets, calligraphy, Iznik tiles, books, utensils, swords, etc
Later picked up the car after the Mother of all Rainstorms (streets running like rivers)And then struggled in the gridlocked traffic for ages to get back to the hotel (rain + Friday + peak hour = frustration).
... was sorry to leave them so early since the were both so nice, but I wanted to meet Ozlem as she got out of work. We went back to her place and had dinner and then drinks with a couple of her friends and talked the whole night about travel. After such a great night, I didn't want to leave for Istanbul. I would have gladly stayed around a couple more days, but didn't have that long in Istanbul and it's a big city, so I knew I needed to move ...
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