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... food there. We didn't really know what we were eating most of the time. We thought we would try some of the Turkish deserts but they were disgusting. Matt and I were struggling to even swallow it down. It was a bit funny really. What I found weird was that the next day when we had breakfast they had a normal chocolate cake. Why have that for breakfast and not for desert? It was strange but it tasted yummy and I wasn't going to complain! I'm happy to eat ...
... exhausted but no one regretted this experience. after a sleep on the bus and some food I felt much better. I now want to learn even more about gallipoli as theres so much history and so many stories I would like to know all about. This has been an incredible experience that I will never forget and feel so blessed to have been able to do this. if you ever get the chance I do recommend you visit Anzac cove at some point. at the coming up of the dawn and at the going down of the sun we will remember ...
... said thank you.
At the end of it all I realised that I’d come all this way, travelled all through Europe to witness all this history and I hadn’t even made the journey to Canberra to see tthe memorials and museums at home. It’s certainly something I will be doing when I return.
One day I would like to return to Gallipoli, without all the pilgrims and the build up, and take a guided tour of the area. To learn and understand more.
Lest We ...
... were so many corpses piled up in no-mans-land, that a ceasefire was arranged for 8 hours to bury the dead. Troops from both sides helped each other to dig mass graves, and move the bodies, before they hopped back in the trenches and carried on with the slaughter. Just senseless.
My time in Turkey was drawing to a close. I feel so lucky to have been able to spend 6 weeks exploring, but I only scratched the surface really. ...
... their blood
and lost their lives...
you are now lying in the soil of a friendly country.
Therefore rest in peace.
There is no difference between the Johnnies
and the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side
here in this country of ours...
You the mothers
who sent their sons from far away countries
wipe away your tears.
Your sons are now lying in our bosom
and are in peace.