My name is Gökalp and I was born in Ankara. Some people get confused when they experience my passion since I am supposed to be serious and strict as Ankara native. Well, I love life and I love to guide. Especially in Ankara!
My ancestors came from Şereflikoçhisar -small town in South of Ankara- and occupied into city centre in 1950s. I finished my Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and Economics. After 5 years of professional business life carrier, i decided to manage my own business with my cousin in energy sector. I have also lived a year in İstanbul and a year in UK(Brighton,Eastbourne,London) then finally a year in Berlin before realizing that Ankara is simply the best place to be. Ankara is an amazing city with amusing and beautiful native people. On the other hand you can see the order and tideness according to other typical Turkish cities with so much chaos – turks love chaos so much!
I launched this website voluntarily in order to reach people who wants to see around my city with lots of hidden stories. I do not aim any financial purpose. In my free city tour, my only purpose is to introduce as much as i can about Old Town where deserves more visits than present. Other tours contain some cost just because we have to use my car in order to reach target places as quicker, due to lacking public transport opportunities which is my biggest sorrow about this city.
How do i refer to Ankara?
Ankara has an open society with a great variety of good food and a lot of national story. You can feel the rich and national history when you walk in the streets in the hills of Old town and ride on the road to West where the independence war took place. There are so many hidden interesting stories about this city. I am looking forward to share these stories with you and to show you around.Besides storytelling and learning languages I love learning about law from my dear wife who is law academician in Gazi University. My hobbies are playing guitar and running 42k! As far as i will not get tired early, i hope you do not smoke and will not get tired easily! Get ready and fasten your seat belts or tide up your walking shoes!