|It was one long-ass day. Not much to tell here as we really didn't stick around long. Ankara is a big modern city, quite a contrast to Istanbul. Driving in, we passed miles of high-rise apartment buildings under construction and blocks of modern government buildings and ministries, all draped with huge Turkish flags and portraits of Ataturk, known as the father of modern Turkey. The Turkish people love him and with good reason as he did some pretty amazing things. We arrived late, ate a quick dinner and went to bed. This morning we toured the Anatolia Ancient Civilizations museum and Ataturk's Tomb, then hit the road. I only took a few photos and none are really worth posting.