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May 3, 2011 - Gallipoli

Early rise, collect at 6.20 am then had gthe funniest morning on the bus . Had to other people so we drove around the same collect streets about 8 times looking for then. Wrong hotel info given to the driver got so frustrated and became very animated -had us in ysterics - he was even on two mobile phones trying to find them. Finally all passengers retrieved and headed off to Cannakale & Gallipoli. First stop was on the freeway - a dog was crossing to the middle of the road to retrieve a dumped rubbish bag , probably with food in it....

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We're off AGAIN 2011

Apr 24, 2011 - Happy Easter. Troy and Gallipoli

The Easter bunny must have got lost – no choc eggs for us this morning! We are up at 5.30am, bags out by 6 and down to breakfast. A bit of a shambles, the “hot” food is cold, and Tony is chasing them up for muesli, milk and Horrors! No coffee either! There is not a lot of choice, and the usual rabbit tucker is there. Still wary of eating salads as the tap water is undrinkable, but we figure we have been lucky so far and hope we are slowly adapting to the lack of drinkable water. We don’t think we will get used to salad for breakfast, and...

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Nov 15, 2010 - Gallipoli

Hoi hoi, Een laatste bericht uit Turkije, morgen gaan we over de grens naar Griekenland, met een hoofd vol beelden en herinneringen.......aan de Jordaan, waar we in het water stonden op dezelfde plek als waar Jezus gedoopt is. Aan het uitzicht vanaf Mt. Nebo (Mozes) op Israel, aan onze wandeling door Damascus, door de Rechte Straat, waar God Saulus heen stuurde nadat Hij hem verschenen was op de weg naar Damascus. Aan het huis (nu een nog in gebruik zijnde kerk) van Annanias, die naar Paulus gezonden werd en hem de handen oplegde zodat hij...

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Nov 8, 2010 - Gallipoli

Wake up call was at 0530! breakfast at 6 and on road by 0645 to avoid the traffic...and it worked. The trip to Gallipoli was 5 hours and a good part of the way this was shrouded in fog so we didn't even get to see much of the Sea of Marmara. Once we gained a bit of altitude we began to see a lot of farming - olive trees, wheat , corn but not a lot of livestock - some small flocks of sheep and a few cows. Although apparently Turkey is fairly well self sufficient... And all there electricity needs are met by solar, hydro and wind with a few...

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Nov 6, 2010 - Gallipoli

A very hungover early coach trip started the day and we headed south along the Dardanelles to Gallipoli. The essential ANZAC rite of passage. It was an amazing and sad reminder of those that gave their lives and was quite moving to experience the place in person. We had an excellent guide who knew heaps of detail about World War I and the Gallipoli landings from both sides of the conflict.

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Jul 23, 2010 - Troja (Troy) - Cannakale

Geschichtstraechtiger, blutgetraenkter Boden. Von Troja selbst ist wenig uebrig, kaum Ausgrabungen, aber an der Hafenpromenade Cannakales steht das Original trojanische Pferd des 2004er Films "Troja" (Hauptrolle u.a. brad Pitt) -gut gemacht. Nebst dem Film berichtet auch geschichtlich genauer, wenn auch benso ueberspitzt, Homer in seiner "Illiade" vom antiken Kampf um Troja. Nicht unweit von hier, und ein Hauptgrund fuer die Touristen aus Australien und Neuseeland waren die Schalchtfelder des 1 Weltkrieges bei Gallipoli, wo viele Anzacs,...

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Jun 30, 2010 - Vıneyards, temples, and battlefıelds

Turkey ıs an amazıng country - kınd of the US of Europe ın that ıt ıs an ıncredıbly dıverse collectıon of people. Sınce our last entry we have met up wıth our tour and started to make our way down the western coast of the country. Thrace ıs the European part of Turkey, located on the north sıde of the Dardenelles - a 15-mıle long very narrow waterway. We stopped at a small vıneyard for a tour, wıne tastıng and a great lunch on a veranda overlookıng the vıneyards wıth the Dardenells and Asıa ın the dıstance. The food has been very good -...

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Jun 10, 2010 - Gallipoli

On the road with Osman and driver Farouk in his new VW minibus. We fill the bus nicely. We follow the Marmara Sea coast with lots of high rise buildings both old and new. Some stuck in the middle of agricultural land sticking out like sore thumbs. Very good arable land growing potatoes, beans, sunflower. maize, pyrethrum, wheat, barley and canola. No fences, the land areas defined by irregular banks of scrub and stones and dry grass. Never a home or outbuilding to be seen so presume every farmer and rural worker live in the villages or...

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Aug 23, 2009 - Gallipoli

Supa early start today, left at 6.45am and headed for Gallipoli. Arrived and visited the museum, which had bullets, fire arms left over from the war. We ever got to see a human skull with a bullet in it. That was pretty cool to see. It was a very small and simple museum, not what we are used to. Then it was back on the bus where we headed for Anzac Cove. It is a lot smaller that what we see on the news. The sea is a beautiful pale blue, the pics look really good. Our contiki guide, tended to paint the war as England's blunder but I'm not so...

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Jul 14, 2009 - Gallipoli

Visiting Gallipoli while I was in Turkey was an absolute must. I didn't know quite what to expect and was a little surprised at how emotional I became, visiting ANZAC Cove, the museum and all of the different cemeteries. The museum is quite small, but provides really good background to the war fought at Gallipoli and the surrounding areas, and has some interesting artifacts, including bullets that have hit each other in the air. If that sounds a little unlikely, let me assure you it's true, I saw the proof! During the war at Gallipoli, 6000...

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Kirsti's Odyssey

Jul 6, 2009 - Gallipoli

From Istanbul I took a 6 hour bus trip south to Gallipoli to visit the peninsula and see the battlefields and memorials from the battles of Gallipoli. The trip was fascinating and it was incredible to see the places that I heard about in history lessons from the time I was tiny and to see up close the places that are so integral to Australia’s history. The Gallipoli Campaign took place at Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey from 25 April 1915 to 9 January 1916, during WW I. A joint British and French operation was mounted to capture the capital...

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Taking the Long Way

Apr 24, 2009 - Trojan Horse

We boarded the bus today and headed for a new country, Turkey. Because Turkey is not part of the EU, it took us a long time to get through the border. We had to by visas for $15, and pass a couple of inspections. Finally, after an hour and a half of waiting, we made it into Turkey. The first thing I noticed was how beautiful the scenery actually was. We passed through fields with bright yellow flowers, and drove along side the beautiful sea. We then got of of the bus and took a ferry to the famous city of Troy. We took pictures with the...

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Ultimate Europe 2009

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