Turkey … a country with a long history and beautiful scenic views (21)

This was the 2nd morning in Cappadocia. We left early in the morning.

A shot in the morning. Birds flying around on the tree.

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We went to the near mountain side of Cappadocia to see the hot air ballooning. Nope.. I did not take a ride up the hot air balloon if you asked me.

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This is one of the famous Blue eye charms or Nazar which is a common sight in Turkey.

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A tree with the Nazars in Cappadocia.

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Colourful knitted hats….

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Leaving Cappadocia, we headed to Ankara, the capital of Turkey. It is the 2nd largest city after Istanbul. We had our lunch at the inside main railway station in Ankara.

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before heading to Atartuk Mausoleum or Anıtkabir.  It is the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atartuk, the leader of the Turkish War of Independence and the founder and first President of the Republic of Turkey.

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More to come……

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17 thoughts on “Turkey … a country with a long history and beautiful scenic views (21)

  1. Awesome pics. I really enjoyed learning about Ataturk; he was a great thinker and political leader for Turkey.

    When we went to Turkey we did go on the hot air balloon ride – it was great!

  2. Great pictures, and thanks for liking my blog post. I tried to subscribe to your RSS feed but the link seems to be broken. Are you just traveling in Turkey or do you live there right now?

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