Travel Blogs from Canakkale
Eagerly we woke up for our 7:30am departure as today was the day we had looked forward to on this trip. We were off to the Gallipoli Peninsula. Dressed in any kind of Kiwiana we had packed we felt proud to be heading to this iconic spot. Three more travelers joined our group, making it twelve in total now. Having checked out of our hotel we jumped …
After a flight of over 11 hours, we landed in Istanbul. It's airport was huge, and we were on our way to the first place - Topkapi Palace.
I realise one other good thing about tours - beyond the whole stress free and convenience. Is the download of history and culture without having to research!
The palace was - not exactly very …
... he said he couldn't take it off him.
Consequently we were rather thirsty at Gallipoli as it was a hot day and we were very relieved to find a stall there who could change our money. Here people in hotels etc fall over themselves to give service. When we had a swim today I went to put the pool towel in the large wooden box provided but the girl insisted in taking it off me and then putting it in herself.
Rob was amused by the beer dispensing machine at the ...
... state into a new secular republic. With the Surname Law of 1934, the Turkish Parliament bestowed upon Mustafa Kemal the honorific surname "Atatürk" (Father of the Turks.)