And the earth—we have spread it out wide,
and placed on it mountains firm,
and caused life of every kind
to grow on it in a balanced manner,
and provided means of livelihood for you
as well as for all living beings
whose sustenance does not depend on you." The Quran
After traveling about 4 hours from Cappadocia, we reached Ankara at 1 pm, timely enough for our lunch. Ankara is the 2nd largest city and the capotal of Turkey, and has 5 million population.
The big Ankara Slum on the hill.
Ankara Railway Station
The Simit hawker. Cant remember the price, though. We had it everyday at breakfast.
The usual menu for lunch........but still grateful to Allah, the dishes could go down our throats.
Their rice pilaf is delicious
After having our lunch at a restaurant next to Ankara Railway Station, we went to Kamal Ataturk Musoleum and Ankara Castle. It was a cold afternoon. The Ankara Castle comprises buildings of 150 years old. We didn’t proceed to tour the area as our tour guide, Ugur brought us back to the bus after an old lady gave a long speech expressing her discontentment with her government.
Kamal Ataturk Mausoleum. Did not take many pictures here.
The Turkish Sweet, Sweet Delights. Although they are too sweet for our health conscious palates, they are delicious, better than the prepacked ones we bought at Selcuk. The price is TL32/kg. Rather regretted that we didn't buy more to bring to Istanbul as the price is not less cheaper. Moreover, while in Istanbul, I forgot to look for that famous Baklava shop at Kadikoy!