Sheraton Hotel & Convention Center Ankara
Travel Blogs from Ankara
... at that but we'd pretty much seen all that already at other attractions. Then we wanted to go to a place called "Atatürk Mausoleum" but the taxi driver who we asked said it would be closed by now so we just had to navigate our way back to the hotel. Seeing a lot of interesting things on the way back. The next day we had a tour, outside of Ankara, for Gourdion. A civilisation of big mounds with important people ...
... assume one was the American Ambassador). There was a crowd of paparazzi on the opposite side of the room. I felt like I was meeting royalty.
This entrance hall then lead to a significant space at the back. There were hundreds of people there already, little stands dotted around with olives and crisps on, a bar, a food tent, waitors walking round with canapes on silver trays, even an outdoor starbucks. There was an ...
... political cases it will take years to get through the system. Scary.
Our classes are interesting- on Turkish politics, government, economy, etc. We did a lot of hanging out and getting to know one another as a group this week, and a lot of writing our semi-daily journal entries for class. We went to the mall, spent some time at Drunk and got to hang out with Professor Petrie, which is always interesting.
Last night, our last night in ...
After too much breakfast at the buffet we rode to the Green Mosque and the nearby tomb of Mehmet I. Both were built around 1400 CE. Mehmet I was a bit of a vengeful character as when his father died there was a 10 year power struggle for the throne among Mehmet I and his brothers and when he won Mehmet I murdered all of his brothers. This started a 300 year custom among Ottoman rulers of the heir to the throne murdering his brothers ...
... border passage from Turkey to Syria (first of 3 planned trips into Syria) Visa already sorted in London – we opted for a taxi driver to take us across the border and take us to the bustling Syrian seaport town of Latakia. The border crossing went smoothly, with discussions about Chelsea, Man U and Michael Owen. Football...it’s a funny old world we live in! We had been told that Latakia is easily Syria’s most westernised city. Not wrong there. It’s a lively ...
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