Travel Blogs from Ankara
... the dead with their most treasured items. The archaeologists who discovered the mounds even dug into one that had a king of the civilisation called King Midas, they even let you go inside the mound and you could see the rotting roof. The graves were made with a base of pebbles then on top of that logs were built into a cabin-like building with the body and valuables inside then dirt on top. Residents of Gourdion include ...
... flag. I took a moment to stop and look around. I felt like I was in California, and that I really didn't belong. I was probably the youngest person there, and I couldn't stop thinking that everyone there probably think I contribute to the embassy in some way or another, or at least I'm important in other ways. Little do they know I'm an art student from Bristol. Hmm.
There were the Turkish and American national anthems, ...
... and reliving their "glory days"... mostly their favorite East Lansing bars. "Has Rick's burned to the ground yet? No? It probably should be."
Ankara was a great city to start out in, especially considering that very few people here spoke English (yay immersion!) and we had a great experience here. Tonight we leave for the coast and I'm not sure how often I'll have internet and be able to update, but I can promise that I will be having fun :)
... the place where Alexander the Great solved the puzzle of the Gordion knot, not by untying it as everyone else tried to do but by cutting it in half with his sword in frustration. Legend has it that the person who solved the puzzle of the Gordion knot would be very successful – regardless of his method it seemed to work for Alexander as he went on to conquer most of the know world around 300 BCE.
Off to Cappadocia ...
Today we rode the train from Istanbul to Ankara. We left the house around 5:30 and headed to Karaköy to catch a ferry to Haydrapaşa to get on the train. We were about 20 minutes early for our train, which is better than us trying to run and catch it. Dude, the hill that we head to trek up with our luggage was insane. Nail had one bag and we had the other big bag. Morgan and I had to both pull it up because in the beginning, I started and it ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility