I went there with my おかさん(mother) and おとうさん(father) and also my younger brother , first we went to Aleppo which is a great city by the way , and from there we went to Antakya , It was really すごい(great) everybody was riding on their motorcycles ^0^, you can see an actual family on it, the father will be sitting in the motorcycle and in front of him his little son and his wife behind him carrying her baby , wow it was a strange view but at the same time it was amazing. And everybody speaks Arabic in Antakya because they are very close to Aleppo.
Castle in Aleppo
We stayed one night at Antakya and then we moved to Ankara, we went there for my sake, we visited the Japanese embassy, and Ankara was really awesome and really organized.
We also stayed there for one night.
Ok back to our topic, Grand Bazar is a place that is filled with antiques; I really liked the place, and bought some souvenirs too.
During my stay in Istanbul, I visited a center for teaching Japanese (Japanese Culture Information Center), the owner of this center studied in Japan and he is married to a Japanese lady, he was really nice to me he even invited me to a nice cup of “ocha(green tea)” and “sushi” とてもおいしかった^0^
Ok so what about the language? well I learned some phrases that helped me in communicating with the people, and I noticed a little similarity between Japanese and Turkish, there is 8 vowels in Turkish, 5 of them are pronounced the same way as Japanese and some of the vocabulary are the same, also the sentence structure starts with the subject, object and after that the verb: p
Sorry for the long details : p I hope you enjoyed it.