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Me and Zeki went to see Kocatepe mosque today, I'd heard it is worth seeing, and it has a big shopping centre underneath it so even more worth visiting! The mosque looked amazing from the outside and on the inside too. I had to cover my head when I was inside, but instead of using veils that ...
... to watch English television but sometimes just sitting around and not doing anything is just what the doctor ordered. Our time in Ankara was filled with great company, a new city, and yummy food. First off Kristina's apartment was HUGE, she has two floors and four bedrooms and only two people live there. In Korea we were lucky if your bedroom wasn't in the same as your kitchen. Oh and in the kitchen she had an oven and you know ...
... 1750 BC). The Hittite civilization was established during the Bronze Age, though the Hittites were the forerunners of the Iron Age. Hattusa is now an UNESCO world heritage site. (I am a total history nerd, so of course I absolutely loved this! These are definitely the oldest ruins I have ever seen!).
We arrived in Ankara in the evening and ...
... to be quite a pretty city as well, with good roads, modern buildings, malls and sports centres, and traffic that, while busy, actually moved! Our main stop was the famous Museum of Anatolian Civilization, and it was worth the moderate hassle of finding it. It is perched on the side of the citadel hill in a building renovated from an Ottoman era souk. It had fascinating relics from all over central Turkey, from Neolithic times up to the time of Christ. Their collection of Kuneiform tablets ...
... important school of higher learning, Harran University. It just so happened that two days prior I had spent some time talking with a current student's aunt, with a close family friend living in Urfa. We had quite a lively conversation about the recently discovered site of Gobeklitepe, an 11,500 year old treasure that many archeologists are claiming to be the oldest man made religious site ever found. She offered ...
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