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... just south of Anzac Cove were dated 25-4-1915. A great surprise to me was the statue of the Turk carrying an Australian wounded soldier back to his trench. Firing stopped whilst he did it, because he waved his singlet as he got out of his own trench! We were also inspired by the statue of Mustafa Kemal: we came away with a deepened sense of the bond between our two countries and of the significance of that great man. Every thinking Australian should make the pilgrimage to ...
... Alllow 1 hr and 45 minutes for a 15 minute journey as that's all it takes, 15 mins to the big bus station, waste time and drink hot tea. 5. Board bus w all locals heading for Gallipoli at 7:30am. 6. After 5 hours, get off bus in Gallipoli. Panic. It's safe to say we were the only 'non' locals and clearly fish out of water. 7. Say ANZAC a few times, mime war scenes and then follow another bus driver to a different bus, pay him cash and allow him to take you up ...
... toured the mosque, but she was hot over the incident. She thought it was unfair and she felt singled out by the guy. Her genes were coming out, but we moved on.
Next up was Aya Sofia, which is located right next door. It is no longer a mosque or church, so need to scarfs. It opened at 09:00am, and we were in line for tickets when the doors opened. Timing was working out for everything, though the lines were forming very ...
... is a very popular past-time in Turkey. While sitting there, we saw many people (mainly men... I wonder why) sitting and enjoying a nice conversation over some Hookah, or in some cases just one person relaxing while reading a news paper. It was a very enjoyable and relaxing experience, especially with the addition of some hot apple tea! Finally, we left the Hookah bar and made it back to the hotel for dinner with the class. All in all, I would say it was a very nice, productive ...
... known as the Blue Mosque, the one that had a really big line waiting to get in because people were actually praying inside, so we have to wait until they finish. The mosque it quite impressive and on the inside it has blue tile adorning the walls, this is where it gets the Blue Mosque name from.
By now it was around 16.00 and we were starving, but Murat knew a really nice place where to eat where they served the typical food from where he is from. We got a ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility