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... made a point of telling us that we had the best room in the hotel but maybe he says that to all the gals.
Our tame travel tale compares nothing, of course to the arduous journey that so many brave soldiers made to this part of the world nearly one hundred years ago. The following day we set off on our tour of the Gallipoli battlefields - our first and only guided tour in Turkey - with Crowded House tours. We’re not fans at ...
... beach at ANZAC Cove were placed in the centre of our circle to form a cross. It was a really moving experience, with the reading of Attaturk's ode to the ANZACS, then the Ode being read and the Last Post and Revilly being played. We finished mass by singing the National Anthem .... It sounds a bit corny but there is a sort of patriotism that comes over you at these times.
We then drive past Courtney’s and Steele’s Post ...
... will need to go on a diet when we get back home - the Turkish do food very well!
After a huge lunch we travelled to the Gallipoli Peninsula and were given a very comprehensive tour of the important sites for the Anzacs. So much to take in and no description can really do it justice. It was a sobering experience to see the conditions and the geography of the place where the battles were fought and to what end?
After several hours we moved on to the ferry ...
... artwork. hard to get an idea of how big the city may have been as most of it is still buried apparently. from there on to Troy for a quick self-guided tour (was getting late in the day). Scoffed at the tacky Trojan horse at the entry (Tim banned us from taking any selfies with the horse), but most intrigued with the city's history as revealed by the layering ...
... an Imam chosen by God (Allah) from the Ahl al-Bayt (the "Family of the House", Muhammad's direct descendents). From the end of the Rashidun period until 1924, caliphates, sometimes two at a single time, real and illusory, were ruled by dynasties. The first of these was the Umayyad dynasty, followed by the several other sometimes competing claimants and finally the Ottoman dynasty.