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Hamamönü

University is the biggest change in my life.It’s totally new thing for every new student. You need to get use to everything and it takes time. Frankly speaking, i do not like Ankara and i do not think i will love.Its weather condition is suck.I have been here nearly for 5 or 6 months , i do not know, and i visit only one place becasuse threre is noting here to do and attrack me.The first place i visited here is Hamamonu.My roommate said ‘’lets go’’ then we went.It is really good place but as a student we had to walk for a while to get there ,because we do not want to spend money.I do not remember when i went there and i cant say a lot of details about this lovely place.I liked threre.It was beautiful.These old looking houses are really have some effect on people.Mostly i liked our poet Mehmet Akif’s house.It absolutely should be seen.Luckly it was sunny in that day and we really enjoyed.For people there are a lot of cafee in there if you want you can sit and have some conversation with your friends as we did.I recommend this place even i dont like Ankara.

Burak AKYOL

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Simit Dünyası

Each week , I go Simit Dünyası with my friends and because of being close to metro , it is easy  to reach there. This café has a really good atmosphere , we prefer it when we need to talk about a serious issue or  to do our group homeworks , it is almost never neither noisy nor crowded . The only thing you can hear in this place is the playing songs . There are a lot of food options such as cake , pasta and pizza. I strongly recommend its mixed pizza by the way.   Also you can drink both cold and hot beverages such as coke and soda or Turkish coffee and or tea.

On the other hand I want to tell you my the only bad experience about this place , when we went there one month ago , one of my friends asked for a small box of ayran but waiter said there is no small box of ayran . And my friend said ” When we were here the previous week , I asked for a small box of ayran and you said there is no , why don’t you remove it from the list ? ” and the waiter said ” Even if you come after ten years , we won’t have them ” .

When this case happened , it really irritated us , but these days whenever we remember this event, we can’t stop laughing . Also when we are trying to ask for ” Let’s go Simit Dünyası ” , instead of saying it in a normal way , we say ” Let’s drink a mall box of ayran ” and everyone understand us .

Enes DEMİRTAŞ

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Anıtkabir

My friends came to Ankara/ Gölbaşı to see me for weekend.The journey from Gölbaşı was a bit complicated .The destination was Çankaya.Busses from Gölbaşı to Çankaya was very crowded and also roads were chock-a-block so journey took much time than ever. Between five and seven are rush hours so be careful about time management .If you don’t have to go somewhere in the city , you should stay at home about these hours. After going off the bus , we saw a great monument in front of me .To enter the Anıtkabir , I had to pass some security steps. After passing these security steps ,finally we managed to enter the monument garden.While we were going to basic monument ,we saw lion’s status each side of the road. Road name was also the road with lions. After passing the road with lions ,we saw great monument which is the greatest monument in Anıtkabir because it was the representative cemetery of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. The greatest leader of the World was lying there in front of us .We were so excited to see that scenery.This monument’s architecture was really impressive and absolutely beautiful . Its architecture was so great that you can’t keep your eye off the monument.While we were visiting this great monument , it was getting darker and darker so we had to go to dormitory before getting dark because if it was getting dark , possible dangers were bacoming apparent.So be careful about pickpockets and rapists in dolmushes ,busses and roads.You should visit there if you come to Ankara.

İrem DEMİRCİ

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From Adana to Munich

I have been in Comenius Project in September 2013 . Our journey beginned with the flight to Adana to Ankara. It was my first flight experience and I was expecting something much more terrrifying than we experienced. I found it kinda weird at first yet, later it turned to an enjoyment for me. We landed Ankara Esenboga Airport but we had to wait a couple hours so we decided to wander in airport. Number of duty free shops were pretty much and they hade affordable prices. However, I definetely don’t advise you to eat anything from airport shops ‘cuz they are two times more expensive than normal prices.When it’s time to go Munich we had a longer flight then the other and the airport company offered us dinner. The company wad Luftansa and I liked their services. After this delightful flight we landed in Munich. I was really impressed since the airport was so developed and huge. Our teachers arranged a taxi and we went to our hotel around 8pm. It was my day, because first abroad and flight experience i had experienced. I was really tired when I went to hotel so I quickly fell asleep as soon as I get inside the bed.

Elif KILIÇ

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Kızılay

I visited to Kızılay Square when I had just come to Ankara. Kızılay, which is a neighbourhood in Ankara, is mostly known for its crowded streets, shopping centers and some events. Moreover, it is one of the lively places in every hour of the day in Ankara. The access to Kızılay Square from the inter-city bus station is very easy and takes just 15 minutes to arrive there. When I got to there, a huge crowd and lively streets welcomed me. It was amazing due to its vivid air. The houses were well-designed and most of the shop logos had eye-catching style. While I was walking down the streets, I realized that if I had got lost there, it would not have been so easy to find the way. As the sky got darker, I decided to sit in a cafe. Many people were having fun by playing games and chatting with their friends. The places which suit to all the budgets can be found in Kızılay. In the evening, while I was wandering around the Karanfil Street which is the most famous street in Kızılay, I saw many salesmen preparing their benches to sell cheap goods. The night in Kızılay was as lively as the during the day. I enjoyed a lot there. If you have enough time, Konur Street and Büyülü Fener are worth going.

Hilal Nur GÜLER

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Ulus Gençlik Parkı

That day was a important day for me because ı had a profeciency exam.I got on bus.And then a girl whose name is Feyza got on the bus.She asked the driver how she can go to Gazi University.I heard this question and ı said ‘ I am going to Gazi university, ı can help you.’We went there together.After the exam we met and decided to go to Ulus Gençlik Parkı.When we got off a minibus, we saw the park.We were very impressed.We entered the park and we saw camelias.We sat five minutes.Then a friend of mine, who was my elementary school friend, called me and he joined us.We visited the park.It was incredibly beautiful.We saw a pool which was ewtremely dirty.And we visited amusement park in the park.Then we went a camelia which was located near the pool.I looked around and realised that the park was really crowded.We took a lot of photos.And we said goodbye to my friend and returned our dormitories.

Nefise Gizem AKSOY

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Botanik Park, Ankara

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I arrived about an hour Botanik Park. Its location was in Çankaya, Ankara. I started to travel from Batıkent via Metro and Ego Bus. After a really tiring short journey, the scene was worth to seeing. Its scene was absolutely perfect. When I saw the landscape, I felt that I was purrified from the city stress and got rid of exhausted people. There were a lot of bench for resting for a while and also picnic area for families. Those sites were completely green. Its atmosphere was fresh and I heard the noise of birds. Everywhere in that park made people peaceful.Botanik had a greenhouse. In the greenhouse, flowers were planted perfectly thats why I felt like being in a part of heaven. I wandered through inside of the park, I saw a big garden for children and a wonderful pool. They seemed really perfect beacause they completed each other. Moreover,  Atakule which was very famous in Ankara, can be seen and you drink a cup of tea while wathcing this beautiful scenery. Just try it and enjoy! 🙂 

 

Kadriye Zeynep KARGALIOĞLU
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Kızılcahamam, Ankara- An Alternative for Weekends

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My friends and I went to Kızılcahamam to spend our weekend and we stayed at a Thermal Resort Hotel which isn’t  far away  from city center and situated in Soğuksu National Park. Because of these, we actually chose Kızılcahamam.

The journey was very enjoyable until we came to the ridge way. It was incredibly rough way and we had to go by jumping into the car. Travelling like this took 20 minutes and it was really tiring, but we got to the hotel in the end. It was pretty beautiful but really comfortable.

We went to trekking because the Resort Hotel was in the forest. During the walk, we were able to find a chance to get oxygen which we couldn’t find in the city center. At the end of the day, we ate or really delicious meal at the roof garden. The view is one of the best things after tiring city center life in Ankara.

The next day, we went to swimming and took nearly all services of thermal cure center. It was very enjoyable and different day for my friends and me. When returning time knocked the door, we were relaxed and happy. You can visit if you search somewhere in Ankara to have a field day.

Kübra ZENGİNALOĞLU

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Anıtkabir

I want to write about my visit to Anitkabır. I went there with my friends. Firstly, I had really an enjoyable journey. Everyone on the bus had an incredibly good sense of humor, and we had fun till we arrived there.When we arrived there, I saw a long way. There were big spaces between stones. My friends said it’s because we should show respect to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and look down. We visited a museum which contains the books which Ataturk’s liked. In another museum, a man told about Çanakkale War as if he was there. It absolutely impressed all of us. We saw the model of Ataturk’s home , schools,etc… I met there people from America , and I had a chance to speak with them, but I do not want bother them so much. Therefore , I left them alone. After that visit, we went to Hamamönü. We visit a souvenir shop, and I bought a bracelet for my sister. My friends entered a mausoleum , but I did not.I waited at the door for them. When they went out, we set out to go to out home.

Merve DİKKULAK

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Gölbaşı

It was the first day I came Gölbaşı. I was in Dikmen, my aunt’s house, and I had to come Gölbaşı because of prep exam. It was hot and the sun was shining. My aunt told me to wear a jacket or something like that because it would be cold in Gölbaşı but I didn’t listen her and I thought it wouldn’t be that cold but it was. It was realy cold and windy. It was like the season changed when I was on the road. Even if it was sunny the rest of Ankara, take a jacket with you when going to Gölbaşı. When I saw EGO, I thought I was lucky because my cousin took me to there. The bus was too crowded and ıt seemed like there was no place to breathe in. When I learned that I couldn’t pass the exam and I would spend a year in Gölbaşı, I knew that I had to be careful about weather in Gölbaşı.

Sema KARTAL