Travel Blogs from Ankara
... our waffle dinner, we walked back to our hotel for bed, we were very tired. Around 11 as we were laying down we heard shouts and chants. I thought it was because the Turkish team had won the soccer game. A short while later there were loud bangs followed by yells and sirens. Given the current conflict in Syria, I was nervous, but did feel safe in our hotel. I fell asleep and slept about 5 hours, still adjusting to jet lag. In the morning we ...
... nice to take in Ankara this way. We also went out on the town with Kristina's co-teachers which was a great time full of laugher and about four 2 1/2 foot beer-fall things. Her friends took us to a different part of town that was full of restaurants and bars. We decided on a bar that had a nice area to sit outside and food for dinner. The food was pretty good but Turkey doesn't really know how to do nachos. I don't blame them, the ...
... had to work in the morning, so I hung out at the apt. while trying to adjust to the new time zone. After visiting with Stephan some more and getting some good directions, I was off to explore on my own.
I found the Atakulu Tower in a rather deserted shopping mall. It had a KFC &Pizza Hut and not much more,BUT, I did have to go through security to get in. Boy, I thought US secruity was bad, but to go toKFC? I did get some nice picture ...
... 8217;t believe they still allow that - such a huge bomb potential there). Once free of my burdens, I got a map of the city and started to explore the town.
I visited the Museum of Anatolyan Civilization and got an understanding of why Turks come in so many colors and shapes (just kidding - that would be the ethnographic museum, and there’s actually one). I finally found out who the heck the Assyrians are and learned of a tribe I never hear of: the ...
... happens to be the site where the religious believe that King Nimrod threw Abraham off of... landing on a bed of roses that god had created to cushion his fall.
We also visited the prophet Job's cave where the story goes that he patiently awaited many years for god to return all that the devil had taken from him... helping him to become more devout in his faith. To enter the cave was a bit crazy as ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility