Travel Blogs from Canakkale
... holds a lot more people. We learnt about the Australian soldier - John Simpson the man with the donkey. As we didn't grow up in Auz, we had no idea about this story....it's worth a google if you don't know either. Just another amazing war hero who at only 22 saved so many lives, risking his own life to carry them out via his donkey. A little tearful for some of us chicks on the tour :-(. We then visited the Australian memorial, Turkish memorial and the New Zealand memorial. The NZ ...
... with the commission and proclaimed an "alphabet mobilisation" to publicise the changes. He toured the country explaining the new system of writing and encouraging the rapid adoption of the new alphabet.
... of the day. After a relaxed morning to ourselves we went on a guided tour around the ancient city of Troy. In Roman times this was the city known as Troas. I found it really fascinating to be here as I only knew of Troas from Kids & Teens Camps, but apparently it has much more fame than just that! Archaeologists have discovered the ruins of 9 separate cities built on this site. Each city in turn was destroyed by either a natural disaster (usually earthquakes) or ...
... our home hosted lunch. Seljuk explained Terhana, a product of wheat mixed with mint and yogurt, left to ferment, dried, and ground up. Water is added to Terhana to make a soup (does this remind you of Babbette’s Feast when she is mushing up stale bread in water to make a porridge?) He also taught us to say Bul Biber to ask for hot Aleppo pepper to spice up the soup. He actually left us thinking that THIS WAS IT!
The group divided into groups of ...
6am wake up this morning so we could get on the road to Gallipoli! On the way we stopped in at Troy to see the ancient ruins of the city and a replica of the Trojan horse. We could go into the horse so after a few snaps we walked around the ruins of the city with Mehmet giving us heaps of information. It was pretty crazy standing at the top of the city where the imperial family would've sat, looking down in the plains which in those days was the beach. It is where they could ...
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