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... haggling time in the shops outside the gates. Oh what fun! All done with laughter on both sides. After lunch, we headed to the 9 cities of Troy. Interesting, but this site has been pillaged by unethical treasure hunters and I think Turkey, at that time, let them away with doing as they wished. We are talking 1800's. wouldn't happen today. Super early start tomorrow ; off to lay a wreath at Lone Pine (lots of Aussies and only one of me!) should be a ...
... are a home now for me.
And home is now a place of peace and beauty. There are around 300 cemeteries on the tip of this Peninsula that the locals call Gelibolu. The graves are well maintained and set in squares of grass and trees - also roses, lavender, rosemary and other flowers soften and adorn the headstones. Many of them are beside or overlooking the beach, and today the sun was shining on them.
We did ...
... again for another 12 months. If they are decomposed enough, the relatives have to wash the bones with wine, put into a box and the grave can be reused.
Typically, when a Greek person dies, they are buried very quickly. There are no cooling facilities in Greek morgues.
There are also no cremations in Greece. If someone wants to be cremated, obviously to avoid the washing of their bones, they have to be taken outside Greece??????? What a lovely thought!!!!!
... you walk in Turkey. Just when you think you are safe a otor bike will jump the curb and drive along the footpath to get to where they need to be that few seconds faster. And all that here in Canakkle, een worse in Istanbul.
A spot of repacking and then our final pre-dinner drinks with Ballards and Shaws. Dinner at 7.30pm featured roast beef. Very tasty. Back to room about 9pm with final repack and into bed.
Back to Istanbul airport tomorrow and on to ...
... the English Cemetery as the gate was locked. Will return later in the week once Yerksil has tracked down the key. Cheryl particularly keen to visit this cemetary as it is the resting place for 3 Australian nurses who were killed in a car accident while here for the 50th Commemoratuions of the ANZAC landing. On to the hotel and checked in. Very happy with our 4th floor room that overlooks the water of the Dardenelle Strait offering a great ...