The capital of the Hittites was located in Turkey. They generally ran things between 2,000 BC and 1,200 BC until the Assyrians rolled into town and kicked butt. The end of the Hittites marked the end of the late Bronze Age. These stones are from Hittite temples.
Ankara, Turkey October 22nd 2015 I bought the plane ticket to Ankara mainly because it was so inexpensive. $40 round-trip direct from Canakkale to Turkey's capital city. Get out of town. I think I pay that much in airport tax back in Florida. I figured I would do a solo recon mission for future reference. That was on the 7th of October. At 10 AM on October 10th Ankara suffered, what its citizens simply refer to as; The Event. ... read more
Middle East » Turkey » Central Anatolia » Ankara » Gündoğan Modern Turkey was founded in 1923 from the Anatolian remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire by national hero Mustafa KEMAL, who was later honored with the title Ataturk, or "Father of the Turks." Under his authoritarian leadership, the country adopt... ... read more
We are Mike and Karen. We were fortunate enough to retire while we still had our wits and our legs. We are striving to fill our days with long journeys and lazy days. Over the past few years we have taken a yen to SE Asia. Our past trips have included South and North America, Europe and East Africa. Life is good and getting better all the time.... full info