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On our first day in Canakkale, we are heading to Assos, an ancient city built in the 6th century BC on a dormant volcano.
Aristotle lived in the city for a while and founded a school philosophy. It is also the home of Athena's temple
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On Friday 17 April 2015, we went to Canakkale in Turkey. We left the ship early and went to a place ...
... course, burning off the extra ear hairs with a flaming q-tip. kevins ears are now also duly hair free in case you were wondering. and if that wasn't enough (and really it was - we were fully satisfied with our afternoon) we got waylayed at the next coffee shop. another lovely turk bought us tea and we yakked about life in turkey versus the UK, islam in a very positive way, and helicopters. our new friend was probably good for a few more hours but we ended up leaving to go ...
... where we climbed up the cobblestone walkway to see the Temple of Athena.
There were heaps of local handicraft stalls where they were wanting to sell us their goods. Beautiful hand made table cloths, shell art, crochet goods and local herbs, and olive oil. Some of the people had very weather beaten faces.
There were lots of ruins at the top of ...
... sailing north, although we did have a lovely sailing breeze for the last 4 hours. We spent the evening at Bademli, a secluded inlet between the mainland and a couple of islands.
Our pilot book mentioned hot springs on the shoreline opposite where we anchored so in the morning we thought we should check them out. Although the water was hot the makeshift pools on the shoreline were ...
... a mere five minutes. The sky was quite cloudy making the entire area look more dramatic and spooky!
Right next to this ancient site was a military camp where soldiers lived and practice I guess. Daghan had advised us not to take pictures of that area because if we did, our cameras would be confiscated! We were being watched! No thanks!
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