Ankara city guide

Ankara city guide
Ankara became the capital of Republic of Turkey in 1920; not that long ago in the grand scheme of things. But the city itself is much, much older. Remains of a settlement from the Bronze Age (2000 years BC) have been discovered. The official city named Ancyra was built around 1000 BC by Midas; the mythical king that turned everything into gold. Legends such as Alexander the Great, Roman Emperors and even Homer passed through that humble city. Ankara is one, huge archeological site, many relicts of Greek, Roman, Celtic, Byzantine and Ottoman architecture still remain undiscovered. You can walk around Roman Baths from the 2nd century, as if it was a park. You could probably sit down and pop a brew at the same spot that imperial generals chilled in a Jacuzzi. Ankara lacked that one thing that...
Ankara city guide

Istanbul city guide

Istanbul city guide
I always thought of Istanbul as this ancient city full of culture and tradition, kind of religious, powerful and stiff and powerful like its predecessor Constantinople was once in the old days. That was until I came across "Kedi"- a documentary about cats in Istanbul...yeah cats. I was baffled by how multicultural, colorful and vibrant the city is. Despite of the current political developments Istanbul is still a prominent travel destination and self-proclaimed "World's Hippest City". Clubs, bars are galleries are springing up alongside Ottoman Mosques like mushrooms after rain and curious people from all over the world flock to this unique city. Istanbul is slowly becoming a pop culture icon. Istanbul is also more tolerant, liberal and multi-cultural than someone would expect. No matter h...
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