THE DEBATE OVER CAPITAL CITIES, COMPARING TWO CITIES, ANKARA-LONDON.

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COLOURFUL AND THRILLING BUTTERFLIES-

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In August I came to London for a visit and since I have spent some quality time, the base of my exploration was of course a Cooking class in London but I went to a Butterfly exhibition too, that took me back my childhood. Also I have learned more about the butterfly’s life and as you walk through the butterfly house, you can witness the life cycle of the butterfly from egg to crawling Caterpillar and then into the amazing butterfly.

You can sea there that Butterflies have a very characteristic flying style and Butterflies go through a complete metamorphosis. This means that there are four parts in a Butterfly’s life.

The first part is the egg; a Butterfly starts its life as an egg.

The second part is the Caterpillar, It looks like bird droppings on a leaf but it is a Caterpillar in disguise.

The third part is the chrysalis ( sometimes called pupa)

The fourth is the adult; this adult will continue the Cycle and Butterflies are able to change from one stage to another rapidly.

Butterfly wings are  covered with thousands of tiny, overlapping Scales, which are tiny sensory hairs and they are pigmented with a melanins which give them yellows, browns, but many of the blues, reds,blacks, greens, and iridescent colours are created by the micro-structures of the hairs not only but also The butterfly’s body is covered by tiny sensory hairs.

In addition, butterflies can fly when their body temperature is above 27C.degrees-(81°F) and adult butterflies feed only a liquids nectar from flowers , they obtain sugar for energy and the other minerals for reproduction.

 

I took some photos for you and I hope, you enjoy as well as I enjoyed!

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Butterfly exhibitions place: Natural History Museum, Cromwell road, SW75BD. LONDON/ UK.

 

 

 

COOL CITY ANKARA / TURKEY

 

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Ankara,Turkey’s capital city is the second most popular and cool city. The city has modern buildings and fine transport network. Ankara is located at the heart of central Anatolia, the population is about 5 million.Today’s modern city Ankara has a large population of university students and government workers, foreign diplomats and embassy staff therefore Ankara offers fine transport,modern shopping and great restaurant,lovely cafes.

Ankara is a young and dynamic city but Ankara has varied history which Hittite,Hellenistic, Roman,Byzantine,Selcuk,Ottoman civilizations. The oldest part of city surrounded the Ankara Castle,old Turkish house where some of them were restored by city council. The area has several art gallery,souvenir shops,cafes and fine restaurants. The city has important historic places and they interest to visitors, among them are The temple of August,pillar of Julian,Roman baths,The museum of Anatolian civilization,The museum of Etnography and The war of independence  museum.One of the important districts in Ankara is Cankaya district which contains the Ataturk forest farm-zoo,Eymir lake,Elmadag ski facilities,quality restaurants,cute cafes and also there are some  Carpet making workshop,Hand woven bags workshop within this area.

In addition,Ankara has some beautiful villages and the villages are settlement from the Early bronze ages.Some of villages is so famous by thermal spring and mineral water.They are known to be beneficial for those in poor healthy. Moreover Ankara of the some villages have the vineyard, one of the famous vineyard village is Kalecik village that village produce fine quality red vine.Besides of lovely another village is Beypazari village.This village history goes back to Hittites and this district is so charming for food lovers because of Beypazari village has culinary civilitation,historical houses,silver craftsmen,carrot products.The village people is open-minded,friendly and helpful.Finally I want to add that transport is possible to get to any point by bus, the bus station is in Cankaya district of Ankara. Ankara a transit point for travelling to some places like fairy chimney city Cappadocia(Turkish:Kapadokya), historic city Sivas and such.

I took  some photos for  you, I hope enjoy!

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A View Sihhiye square/Ankara

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A view Kizilay square/Ankara

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A view Kizilay Street/Ankara

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A view Ulus Square/Ankara

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A view ulus street/Ankara

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One of the city’s icon /Atakule Tower-Ankara

 

There are some photo from the oldest part of Ankara city , Hamamönü and Ulus.

The old castle is a touristic location in Ankara, approaching the castle there are many restaurants, Museums, Art gallery,souvenir shops and you can see panoramic view of Ankara from the top of the castle.

There is one of the best cafe in Cengelhan in Ankara castle.

The old castle of Ankara very historical and Built is not known with certainly, it was build by the Hittities but this idea is not certain .The castle restored many times by Romans and Byzanties then Seljuks,Ottoman empire.

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NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM/ LONDON

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If you are planning to visit London and you have kids then absolutely bring them because  Natural history museum that is great place for you. Natural history museum free get in, the architec is awesome ; rooms and rooms full of replicas and interact with. Dinosaur exhibit is pretty good and the volcano, earth, bird exhibitions are very interesting . I was interested that is Darwin  section and some bird kinds which live in volcano area.

if you want to eat something there is a cafe in the museum and there is a gift shop indoor. The museum worthy seeing. Museum is located a short walk from the tube. I took some photos for you, I hope you enjoy as me!

 

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London Natural History Museum Address : Cromwell Road / SW75BD/ London/ UK.

-MACAROON-

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Hello everyone! I visited my daughter in London last month. My daughter and l decided to join L’atalier des Chefs Macaron making class. I am so fond of macaroons because French macaroons are colorful,sweet bites of happines.

We joined L’atelier des Chefs macaroons making class which was a lovely, friendly, little cooking  class in  St.Poul’s in London. We enjoined so much and we made macoroons then we shared them between baking class friends. They were very cute and delicious.

There are two methods of making macaroons. French meringue and Italian meringue method. Our Chief prefer using French meringue method because it gives softer and lighter shall texture or maybe because our Chief had more success with French method than Italian.

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FLATBREAD WITH MEAT-( KONYA ETLI EKMEK)

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I recently visited the Turkish city of Konya when I was on a road trip. We couldn’t resist but stop off to eat the famous flatbread. Konya is a city in central anatolia in Turkey. Flatbread with meat(Etli Ekmek) is Konya city’s traditional food and recently we discovered the best baking flatbread with meat(Etli Ekmek) restaurant in Konya. (Etli Ekmek means bread with meat). Continue Reading