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Aug 17, 2005 - Turkey Day 11 & 12 - Köycegiz to Kusadasi

At Pamukkale we saw the ruins of Hierapolis and the Travertines. Hieropolis was another Roman city which is mostly in ruin. The Travertines are an amazing build up of natural chemicals which over time has formed white terraces. There were lots of Eastern European and Russian people out in the heat and besides from having different languages to us most of them had arses which ate their swimwear. To make matters worse the guys only wore DTs oh and runners with socks. They also had this penchant to pose like models everywhere, but unlilke us...

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Aug 13, 2005 - Gallıpolı and Troy

Took a tour to gallıpolı and troy on mon 8th. was really good cos ı wasnt really that keen on goıng. although wıthout a guıde ıt wood havnt have made any sense. dıdnt realıse that gallıpolı was such a long campaın tho. ı just thought ıt was all just anzac cove and gettıng shot down. at one poınt durıng ıt the trenches of each sıde were only 8m apart. the soldıers were swappıng food notes and even sıngıng wıth each other!! ıt was really sad vısıtıng the sıtes cos ıt was just one account after another of howmany thous dıed ın thıs battle or...

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Jul 24, 2005 - Çannakale

Two nıghts was suffıcıent ın Selçuk so we grabbed a two day tour vıa Troy, Çannakale and Gallıpolı enroute to Istanbul, for 66 Euros each. The bus rıde follows the coast much of the way- wıth a couple of ranges crossed- the hılls covered wıth olıve trees as far as you can see. Lots of seasıde towns agaın full of apartment blocks. We entered the Dardanelles and arrıved ın Çannakale mıd afternoon. Tonıght we watch a documentary of the battle of Gallıpolı whıch ıs followed by Mel Gıbson ın the fılm 'Gallıpolı'.... 25 July. It's Brıans'...

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Apr 25, 2005 - Gallipoli - ANZAC Day

Day 138 Apr 22. Breakfast on the rooftop terrace of our overpriced pension in Istanbul is lovely, with 270 degree view from the Aya Sophia over my left shoulder, across the Golden Horn, the Asian Istanbul skyline and the Bosphorous, to the minarets of the Sultan Ahmed Camii (the Blue Mosque) that gives this region, Sultanahmet, its name. Bit grumpy, didn't sleep well, its raining and we just sent our raincoats home from Delhi to save weight cause we were never using them. Bugger. Turkish breakfast which will become a staple here is a boiled...

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Apr 24, 2005 - ANZAC 90th Aniversary

The trip started with a flight from Heathrow with it feeling more like an Australian Airport with the high numbers of Antipodeans heading to Turkey. Once I arrived at the hotel we were out to dinner to met the rest of the people on the tour. We stayed out for a few beers despite the fact that we had to be up and on the bus before 7am. After the early start we ended up getting stranded at a dodgy Turkish Garage while the bus was repaired. This delayed us and we missed the chance to tour the Gallipoli Pennisula before the ceremonies the next...

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It's a Lifestyle

Apr 24, 2005 - Gallıpollı

We caught Fez Bus No. 74 thıs mornıng and by early afternoon we were ın Gallıpollı. We saw some of the scenes of famous battles we had read about such as Cunuk Baır, Lone Pıne, Johnstons Jolly, Quınns Post, The Nek and so on. It was amazıng to ımagıne how the ANZACS clımbed the rugged terraın whıle tryıng to do battle wıth the Turks. We heard about the massıve amount of ANZAC losses at Cunuk Baır and Lone Pıne and how the Turks re-captured Cunuk Baır. Seeıng the graves headstones and theır messages, some very emotıonal, was very worthwhıle....

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Mar 29, 2005 - Gallipoli and Troy

Hi All We dıd a tour around GAllıpolı yesterday and learnt alot about our sıde and the Turkısh sıde. There was a great respect between the troops from both sides and ıt was nothıng personal. They fought but dıd not hate each other. Today there ıs great feelıng between the two countries. One of the leaders of the Turkısh troops came to promınence ın the Gallıploı campaıgn and he led them ın 1922 ın separatıng from the Ottoman Empıre and becomıng Turkey as ıt ıs today. He is on all theır bank notes and there are many statues in every town....

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Feb 24, 2005 - Gallipoli, Turkey

If you have seen the old movie Gallipoli with Mel Gibson, you know something about it. During world world one, Turkey was a allie of Germany. The allies thought that if they invaded Turkey thru the Dardanelles and capture Istabul, they could shorten the war. The forces were made up of British and Austrialians. The aussies were called Anzac. The Allies landed on the peninsula in April 25,1915. They fought the Turks for nine months of horrendous casualties on both sides. The Turks were rallied by a unknown colnel named Kemal Ataturk, later to...

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Nov 5, 2004 - Canakkale (Che-nak-kal-lee)

Good day, eh!! You see we haven't lost our Canadian lingo yet................. Anyways, we are in Canakkale and have finished seeing the Gallipoli site, yesterday. It was awe inspiring, but the cold, windy weather really made it difficult to enjoy the site thoroughly. Everyone was rushing back to the bus, even if we had 10 mins we all would look really fast and then run for the bus. The whole thing was 6 hours and we were just beaten up by both the wind and the cold. We slept almost as soon as we got back and then slept somemore, until the...

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Apr 15, 2004 - Canakkale to Istanbul via Gallipoli

This morning we left Canakkale and boarded the 8.00 am ferry across the Dardanelles to the Geliboli Peninsula (Gallipoli) where we toured around Anzac Cove and the Lone Pine Cemetary. Anzac Day to NZers and Australians is the 25th April and is commemorated here every year with thousands of visitors arriving. This was such a sad place seeing the thousands of graves of mostly young guys who were really sent to their deaths when the British gave the order for the NZ and Australian troops to land. Unfortunately they landed in the wrong place...

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Dot's Big OE 2004

Apr 14, 2004 - Kusadasi to Canakkale

Today we left Kusadasi early on our way to Canakkale. We travelled via Pergamum and then onwards to Troy. The ruins of Troy are in 10 layers from 10 different rebuilds of the city, the first one dating back over 3000 years. The original ruins are in much better condition than the later ones which appears to prove that the materials used were much superior. No-one is quite sure why they rebuilt the city in layers. The wooden horse of Troy was a bit of a disappointment. The horse is a replica built in 1975 and primarily for tourists to take...

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Dot's Big OE 2004

Mar 6, 2004 - Canakkale (Troy and Gallipoli Peninsula)

The drive from Istanbul to Canakkale was actually a remarkably scenic one. We drove along the northern shores of the Dardanelles, then crossed the narrowest point of the channel via ferry to the lovely little town of Canakkale. When we got there, we had a look around and discovered, like so many places in the world, that we could easily spend a week or two here. It has a great waterfront lined with cafes (filled to the brim with young people smoking and playing backgammon), restaurants, and docks. It has quite a nice feel to it, that much...

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World Trip 03/04

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