Carthaginian General HannibalIt is also noted in Tunisian history for the famous Carthaginian General Hannibal, the man that crossed the Alps with the elephants, as he died and was buried here. Hannibal (248-183 BC) is remembered for the role he
Ataturk believed his tomb should be marked with a memorial which was placed in the 20th century and if you go along to TUBITAK with your identity card (kimlik) or passport the guards will allow you to enter to take a quick look.
Bosphorus ZooIn Darica at Bayramoglu, which is close to Gebze, you will find this zoo (www.paradisezoo.com) set inside 200,000 square metres of grounds and unfortunately, like many other small zoos, it suffers from old cages. The gardens here are pleasant and it seems that the children prefer to be in the large playground area rather than viewing the animals.
Getting to GezbeTake the slow suburban train from Haydarpasa station alight at Gezbe and catch a minibus (dolmuş) to the town centre. To get to TUBITAK it is easier by taxi and in high summer the IETT run excursion buses to the zoo.
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Turkish Food Recipes
Saffron Pilaf - Rice & Pasta Dishes
Turkish Baklava - Other Desserts
Fava Beans in Olive Oil - Legume Courses
Saksuka - Fried Aubergine with Yogurt and Tomato Sauce - Vegetable Mezes
Kidney Beans in Olive Oil - Legume Courses
Chicken Pilaf - Rice & Pasta Dishes