[381]~[382] 2019-08-03~04 Toward Ankara

This is the diary of two days which includes moving to Ankara, the capital city of Turkey.

The latitude of this region is 35~39 degrees which is just like Korean peninsula.

However, the central inland area is high plateau and weather is somewhat cool these days.

The altitude of Ankara is more than 1000 meters.

I heard it is very hot in Europe and Korea. But we, pilgrims, take good advantage of weather.

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1. This is half of front page of pamphlet which we hand out to people we meet everywhere.

It explains that I am walking from Seoul to Vatican.

It depicts graphically that I am riding train for the course in Central Asia.

It also reads that we need another UN.

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2. The other half of front page shows website information and European course which I will walk starting December of this year.

It also includes pictures of Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francisco.

On the back page, Life and No-Nukes Charter 2018 Seoul Draft is printed.

The content of the Charter is found at the internet address below.

https://liferoad.org/2019/04/02/the-2018-seoul-draft-of-the-charter-on-earth-lifeenglish/

For those who ask the purpose of pilgrimage, I recommend to read the first and last paragraph.

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3. We passed by candle-light rock.

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4. Now we go to Ankara.

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5. The distance is about 300 kilometers, and it will take 4 hours.

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6. A small city on the way.

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7. Buildings of collective housing are well designed.

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8. I met these ladies at the restaurant of bus terminal.

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9. From time to time, I could see solar panels.

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11. Solar panel complex. There are much unoccupied slope areas in Turkey.

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12. I am passing by Lake Tuz, a famous salt lake.

Detailed information may be found at the address below.

https://www.mindat.org/loc-145458.html

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13. We arrived at Ankara. We moved by subway.

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14. The passengers recognized Korean, and I got acquainted with them immediately.

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15. Ms. You and Jennie are smiling to see my fast propaganda of New Silk Road.

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16. Our shelter was located at residence area near Ankara University.

However, the apartment was different from what we expected to be.

Prof. Lee and I moved to nearby hotel.

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17. I took a selfie with children playing in the area.

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18. I went to the dentist which I found by google map.

The facility was so large that I thought it to be a general hospital.

Since it was Saturday, there was only an emergency doctor.

She recommended me to coma again on Monday.

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19. We went to Ankara train station by bus to reserve the tickets for Tuesday.

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20. I took selfie with the manager and worker at confectionery.

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21. I met a lady of distinction.

She was studying Korean language at graduate school of Hanyang University in Seoul.

She came to Turkey for a while during summer vacation. Her pronunciation of Korean was very good.

She has studied in Korea for 6 years. I am sure she would play an important role for Korea and Turkey.

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22. Getting out of the station, I was walking toward a park. I met these cute children.

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23. I got acquainted with family of the children.

The head of this large family is working in the field of distribution of Korean films and dramas.

He had many daughters.

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24. I spread the pilgrim map, and took a picture with the family.

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25. On my way back to shelter, I met this lady in the subway.

She likes Korean dramas. She is 25 years old, and she is majoring in pharmacy.

Ms. Your glanced at the whole procedure of my propaganda.

She made one comment, “Your have talent in propaganda.”

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26. The next day was Sunday. Three people in our group wanted to take rest at shelter.

I went to suburb of Ankara by myself.

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27. Riding a large bus like this picture for 40 minutes, I went to new town in the north-eastern end of Ankara

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28. This picture tells many things. Far away in the mountains, reforestration project is going on.

High-density housing development project is going on.

The electric light poles and radiowave relay-facilities are being constructed.

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29. Train station is 10 km away in the South.

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30. To enjoy the landscape, I decided to walk along the road.

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31. It was dry season of summer. Trees are not much. Some areas were reforestrated.

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34. This area adjacent to a city with 5 million population is very well reserved without reckless development.

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36. I am close to a village.

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37. I got off large road.

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39. I walked along a small road.

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40. I found an old house at sloped area.

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41. Large and small stones were used to make a wall.

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42. I felt the skills of an artisan.

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43. Village cemetery.

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44. It was lunch time. I bought bread and milk at a store.

When I was eating my lunch, the owner of the store approached to me.
He was from Erzurum which was on the course of pilgrimage.

I introduced him the diary of Erzurum which I wrote and Prof. Lee translated in English.

https://liferoad.org/2019/08/01/376-2019-07-29-beauties-of-erzurum/

A smile spread over his face.

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45. I took a selfie with boys in the village.

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46. A mountain town near the train station.

The landscape was good, and the houses were decent.

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47. The youths served a traveler chai.

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48. For dinner, I ate good steak at a restaurant in front of the university with Prof. Lee.



Categories: 14. Turkey, Course and Dairy

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