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After Plovdiv it was time for Turkey! Our first stop was Canakkale which was our base for exploring the ancient site of Troy and Gallipoli. To get there from Bulgaria we bused to Istanbul, stayed the night, then bused out to Canakkale the next day. I have to say the bus company we used in Turkey (we got the same ones back to Istanbul) was amazing. Extra wide comfy seats, TV screens with games and Turkish TV & movies, and free snacks and drinks! ...
... to honour these brothers, placing some of the poppies Trish and Rex had brought with them, on top of the engraved names of unknown men - some teenage kiwis, the Aussie who gave his life ferrying the injured to safety on his donkey, a Wellingtonian, a young Turkish soldier, a NZ horseman who lost his life scaling a sheer, impossible cliff to try to take the summit, and a random Englishman.
We climbed a few ...
Today we went to Gallipoli.
We left our hotel in Istanbul at 8.00am and drove 360km to the town of Gelibolu (Gallipoli.) The drive took us across dry farmland with a few questionable cities thrown in. We stopped for lunch at a fish restaurant than was on the Dardanelles Strait. The wind was blowing a gale, but we still sat outside on the deck. We were firstly served Lentil Soup and then a Grilled Bream, chips and salad. The fish was recently caught ...
... lake and began a winding climb into the hills. We drove through the very narrow and winding streets of another small village ... haphazard structure, many buildings having seen better days, rubbish everywhere and again a large number of men sitting together talking and playing games. As you drive through Turkey you note that every small town has its own mosque each with one or two minerettes. Most mosques are impressive white buildings but today we saw some green mosques ...
... br> Walked along boardwalk and into city centre past the ferry port. 34 degrees with a strong wind blowing. Enjoyed an ecclectic range of sights and smells including fishermen selling their catch, but the fish were being kept alive in shallow containers of sea water. Due to the fishflapping continously the water had to continually topped up. On to the naval museum for a look at the historic fort with its interesting colection of mines, ...