Travel Blogs from Canakkale, Turkey

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You Can Get In But You Can't Get Out, Canakkale, Turkey travel blog

You Can Get In But You Can't Get Out

A travel blog entry by everywhere

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... , plastic Coke bottle.  This was SUCH luxury!    Exciting times, my friends, very exciting times. Travel in Turkey is completely modern and very, very easy.  This country is a fascinating combination of Europe and the Middle East; ...

ANZAC Cove, ANZAC Cove, Turkey travel blog

ANZAC Cove

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... site and share a swim with them too, but, although this was a very tempting offer, as it is very hot in Turkey, we were so close to Canakkale and Anzac Cove, that we had to give our apologies and move on. We caught the ferry to Canakkale (a 40 minute ...

Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Turkey travel blog

Gallipoli

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... with this Kurdish family. Hikmet spoke very good English and together with his uncle Irfan outlined a suitable route for us to take through Turkey. This was tremendously helpful for us as it showed us a good place to enter Iran. They said we would have no ...

Gallipoli, Canakkale, Turkey travel blog

Gallipoli

A travel blog entry by jambo

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We still have two missions before we leave Turkey. One is Istanbul, of course, and the other is a pilgrimage to Gallipoli. Canakkale is the town most people base themselves in when they visit the Gallipoli peninsula. It is also very close to the ...

Gallipoli - Chuchills great plan - Not!, Gallipoli, Turkey travel blog

Gallipoli - Chuchills great plan - Not!

A travel blog entry by antandrel

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From Goreme, still feeling the effects of a hangover, we headed for Olympus - the home of tree houses, ancient ruins and Chimera (eternal flames). We stayed at Kadirs, one of the original places with tree house accommodation - definitely original... ...

Gallipoli: a bastard of a place, Gallipoli, Turkey travel blog

Gallipoli: a bastard of a place

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... with the incompetence senior commanding officers did result in the spiritual birth of three great nations - Australia, New Zealand and Turkey - so it was not a completely pointless exercise. (The rest of this entry will be a composite of my lone ...

Anzac Cove: Dardanelles dawn service, Gallipoli, Turkey travel blog

Anzac Cove: Dardanelles dawn service

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... have actually been dropping it off their itineraries as its popularity wanes a few years after the Hollywood blockbuster was released. Canakkale has its own Trojan horse, a convincing fibreglass version, as well as a scale model of the ancient city ...

Chanakkale, Chanakkale, Turkey travel blog

Chanakkale

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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Back to Asia, Canakkale, Turkey travel blog

Back to Asia

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... as we left the hotel before 7 after breakfast. It took about 5 hours to get to Eceabat, which is still on the European side of Turkey. Here we had lunch then had a 5 hour tour of Gallipoli. This is an area made famous by some of the events that took ...

Sir this is a sheer waste of good men - joe ..., Gallipoli, Turkey travel blog

Sir this is a sheer waste of good men - joe ...

A travel blog entry by catmoj

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"Sir, this is a sheer waste of good men" - Joe Gasparich, N.Z. soldier It's a place every Australian and New Zealander has read about, studied at school, seen the Mel Gibson movie version, watched the Anzac parades, been indoctrinated to rile the ...

The saga of the jacket, Canakkale, Turkey travel blog

The saga of the jacket

A travel blog entry by guykb

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... me back in five minutes.' Fast forward five minutes. 'Yes, we have located the jacket'. Whew what a relief. Unfortunately we were leaving Canakkale the next morning. How was I going to get the jacket? Jimmy arranged to put it on a bus that was leaving ...

Gallipoli and Troy, Gallipoli, Turkey travel blog

Gallipoli and Troy

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... were especially honored in this battle: New Zealand and Australia, for fighting under their flag for the first time; and Turkey, for their brave fighting under a commander that would soon lead their new republic. Today, Kiwis and Aussies visit on ...

The Gallipoli battlefields, Gallipoli, Turkey travel blog

The Gallipoli battlefields

A travel blog entry by guykb

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... and from before they even admitted that they had found it! Lucky for me it turned up there and is now on a bus on its way here to Canakkale. All I have to do is get up at 4:30 in the morning to go and meet the bus. I'll let you know how it goes... So ...

Ata Turk's address, Helles Peninsula, Turkey travel blog

Ata Turk's address

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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10.8.06 Ata Turk's address 1934 It was a public holiday on the 10th August in Turkey and a remembrance day. There was a huge service held with amplifiers, grand stands and ceremony. Bus loads of Turkish Army students came to the memorial sites to ...

Going to Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Turkey travel blog

Going to Gallipoli

A travel blog entry by jrcormack

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... service. Now the idea of that many Aussies in one place gives me that "oh dear" feeling, so I have deliberately not ventured to Turkey for that day, but kept it locally in London - but being there in Mid July - does not really change the importance of ...

Gallipoli - The Lost Battle., Gallipoli, Turkey travel blog

Gallipoli - The Lost Battle.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... day (and every day after that!) so didn't really look around Istanbul. We had used a Turkish travel agency to organize our travels in Turkey because it is such a big country and we weren't sure how to fit in all we wanted to do in such a short time frame ...

Lest We Forget.., Gallipoli, Turkey travel blog

Lest We Forget..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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... some of the hype). For those that have never been to Turkey, Mustafa Kemel now known as Ataturk or literally 'Father of Turkey' is quite simply the most sincerely revered human being you're ever likely to encounter. His likeness is anywhere and ...

Lest We Forget, Gallipoli, Turkey travel blog

Lest We Forget

A travel blog entry by el_condor

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It was a grey day, a day of rain and tears, of brave souls and proud hearts. It was fitting that the weather was so forlorn as I made my pilgrimage to Gallipoli. The morning had started off with a splutter as the tour was late leaving Istanbul, and by ...

Pergamon and Assos, Assos, Turkey travel blog

Pergamon and Assos

A travel blog entry by guykb

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... . We were pretty sure that we had wrongly turned down someone's private driveway. Assos is perhaps the prettiest seaside village in Turkey (but of course I haven't seen them all). The pictures will tell only part of the story. We wandered about the old ...

2nd week in June 2003, Saroz, Gelibolu (Gallipoli), Turkey travel blog

2nd week in June 2003

A travel blog entry by charlotte

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... on the crowded buses a totally different and especially smelly experience! This weekend I was in a place called Saroz, near Canakkale. A small bay where Turkish people own their own summer homes with nothing but the sea in view, on approaching I ...

Venus the love potion, Gallipoli, Turkey travel blog

Venus the love potion

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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We arrived a little way up the coast, where once again we pitched our tents, but this time, we were joined by another two trucks from two different companies. One had been shadowing us all the way from Egypt, whilst the other one was starting out. As ...

Troy:  Where was Brad Pitt?, Canakkale, Turkey travel blog

Troy: Where was Brad Pitt?

A travel blog entry by worldtraveler2

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... use the pins.  The men look absolutely hilarious with their harem pants and little caps on their heads. We arrived in Canakkale and I really liked this cute little town on the water.  This town is a frequent stopover for visiting the ...

Gallipoli - World War One memorials, Gallipoli, Turkey travel blog

Gallipoli - World War One memorials

A travel blog entry by wickens

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... . The kids powered on till the end but with their enthusiasm finally waning we had to sell the last site, the very impressive Canakkale Martyrs' Memorial as the BFG's table, as it is a 42 m high table-shaped structure visible for literally miles and ...

Anzac day, Gallipoli, Turkey travel blog

Anzac day

A travel blog entry by tommy

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... . Genghis told us that it would be fine, but we insisted and left at 9pm. Now back to the raki, there is a saying in Turkey: Raki is the answer, what was the question? This stuff is a rough rough aniseed spirit which comes in strengths of up to 59% ...

Troy and Canakkale, Canakkale, Turkey travel blog

Troy and Canakkale

A travel blog entry by wickens

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... horse. This one was donated by Hollywood at the end of the filming of Brad Pitt's epic but completely pants film - Troy. Canakkale itself was a really vibrant university and port town, a little too vibrant given our hotel was right in the middle of the ...

Gallopolli and Troy, Gallopolli, Turkey travel blog

Gallopolli and Troy

A travel blog entry by jag

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After arriving to Canakkale and spending the remainder of the night in the hostel and having dinner we awoke the next morning to take a short bus ride 20km away to the ruins of Troy. There were actually nine versions of Troy built on top of each other. ...

In Ankara and Edirne, Canakkale, Turkey travel blog

In Ankara and Edirne

A travel blog entry by oldrover

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This entry, though posted from Canakkale, really recapitulates--very slightly--some highlights in  the weeks before. In those weeks I visited Ankara three times. I met and traveled with my sister from Istanbul to Canakkale (Gallipoli) to Bursa, back ...

CONTIKI - CANAKKALE, Canakkale, Turkey travel blog

CONTIKI - CANAKKALE

A travel blog entry by stevencranston

DAY 28 - KAVALA TO CANAKKALE It has been a very long time since I have updated this log. It is now day 42 of our Contiki trip and I am writing day 28... Hopefully I don't miss out any of the good bits! I'll try my best:) Today was another big travel day ...

The Anzac Story, Eceabat, Turkey travel blog

The Anzac Story

A travel blog entry by roamingfree

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... had lost.  The country had no financial resources or resources of any other kind, its army was tired and battle weary - all Turkey wanted was some breathing space to get its country back on its feet and to get trade and commerce moving again. ...

Ferry across the sea of mamara to canakkale, Canakkale, Turkey travel blog

Ferry across the sea of mamara to canakkale

A travel blog entry by clare_pinki

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