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... all this stuff to load onto the train. I think it was because some parcels exceeded a weight limit but there's was lots of finger waving and raised voices and earnest pleading. But I never saw a resolution except in one case a guy went off and returned with three large empty flour sacks and proceeded to repack things - and got flour everywhere which started another argument.
All the time announcements were being made, in Persian only, but then one caused a ...
After my disastrous first 24 hours of Turkey, I needed to update this blog with a little more positivity. To be honest, I probably lost a load of you at the 4th time I said I had cried... But to those of you still with me, here's some proof that Turkey isn't as bad as I first experienced.
I woke at 11am, and immediately felt better. I didn't even hear the call to prayer at 3am. Or the one at 5, or 7, etc.
... Kirk Douglas'.
There isn't a lot left of Hattusha, the ancient capital of the Hittites, mostly just stone outlining the bases of buildings. We first visit Yazilikaya, an interesting holy site that consists of wall carvings in a narrow grotto. One character looks a lot like the modern concept of a wizard, with high coned hat and shoes with pointy toes that curl up.
We head further uphill to the ancient Lion Gate. Only one ancient lion is in attendance. ...
... This year, Black Swan Publishing House introduced its new volume for teachers and students, Time to Read, by Dan Roberts, Nuray Grove and Aylin Graves. The authors were together in person for the first time to celebrate this accomplishment. The book, hopefully the first in a series, uses historical and cultural narrative, challenging assessment exercises, vocabulary development and audio to teach English to non-native speakers.
... floral chorus of wild flowers includes alliums, poppies, snowdrops, geraniums, cactus and Turkey's most famous native flower, the tulip, as they blanket the sides of the path. While traveling the various areas of Turkey, I have seen an incredible variety of plants and animals, and was not surprised when I learned that this sole country has more flora and fauna than all of Europe combined. A year back I was offered to head ...