This is meaningful diary at Ankara, the capital city of Turkey.
1. In the morning, the weather was cool at Ankara which is located at high altitude.
2. It was Monday morning. I went to the dentist, 1 km away. Jennie also had toothache.
3. A grocery store.
4. The hospital was very large and there were lots of people from early morning. However, since I was a foreigner I could see the dentist without waiting in line. The doctor investigated my tooth and prescribed the same medicine as the doctor in Erzincan. I took a selfie with the dentist. The dentists in Turkey are dandy.
5. I went to downtown by subway.
6. I went to Anatolya History Museum, which is a famous tourist attraction along with Ankara castle.
A traveler wrote detailed information at the address below.
8. A store selling traditional costumes
9. This signboard indicates the location of ancient relics in Turkey.
10. Obsidian is a very important exhibit. This stone is easy to cut. The sharp edge is versatile in use. This a very important tool in Stone Age. Knife, arrow, spear are all originated from obsidian. It is found all over the world.
11. However, this stone was produced at limited areas. There was an academic report that people moved 1000 km in order to find this stone. It is frequently quoted that lack of obsidian introduced Bronze Age. It may not be true. New technology put an end to Stone Age.
12. Blowing with the bellows was interestingly described.
17. The design of chairs for the audience was wonderful.
18. Getting out of the museum, we met a lady of distinction.
19. The name of this lady was Songül Düger. She studied in America and now she works as cultural guide.
She is very much interested in No-Nukes movement. While I talked with her, she asked me “Why don’t you meet Islamic leader?” I told her that I tried, but I failed so far. I asked her to recommend. To tell the truth, I visited Korean Islamic mosque (Suni sect) and Embassy of Iran (Sia sect) several times without any success. She wrote me an E-mail to introduce an Islamic leader she knows. She will play an important role in relation with Islam.
20. This road leads to Ankara castle.
21. I saw a garden inside the castle.
22. I found a restaurant with antiqued atmosphere.
23. The tables were located inside a small garden.
24. We enjoyed traditional lunch menu. Prof. Lee gave a pamphlet to the owner of the restaurant.
He was so moved by our pilgrimage that he pasted the pamphlet on the window.
I took a selfie with the good-looking owner of the restaurant.
26. With the musician in the street
27. I looked down the city from the castle.
28. I saw a familiar peak in the eastern side of the city.
29. I tried zoom-in and found out that the village over two peaks was the very village that I walked yesterday.
30. Inside the castle
31. A commemoration picture
33. Prof. Lee
34. A selfie with cute visitors
35. I took a selfie while I was going down.
36. We crossed the square. We walked 3 kilometers.
37. We went to Korea Park. There was a monument to commemorate Turkish victims of Korean War.
38. The high-rising tower
39. A monument
41. The number of dead soldiers was 892. I paid condolence to them.
43. I was taking a picture.
45. A group of Korean school boys came to the park. They were from several places in Korea.
They were 3rd graders of middle school and 1st graders of highschool. I was proud of them.
I introduced New Silk Road and took a selfie with them.
47. The Korean flag was waving.
48. In the evening, I went to a traditional restaurant in front of entrance gate to College of Law, Ankara University.
49. We ate delicious Korean dishes with reasonable price. It cost me 30 lila (6000 won).
50. I took a selfie with mellow Turkish beauties.