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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 …
... the soil of Galipolli and truly began to digest the events of 1915, I couldn't help but feel overwhelmed. To have stood in the exact same place that thousands of 18 year old men were involuntarily sent to fight for their country. To imagine the mistaken landing on the beach that stood right before our eyes and the struggle against the huge cliffs and raging bullet fire. To wander the graves of those young ...
... br> Our first stop was in Asklepion where Dr Galon in 200AD developed a hospital to heal non terminal patients. He developed physiotherapy & anesthetics & while surgery was successful, bacteria, not yet known killed the patients. Spring water with health properties, diet, exercise up to 5 times a day, & psychotherapy helped many people. A legend involving snakes made them the symbol ...
I got up at 7am, it should have been 6am, but i overslept. I quickly got changed, shoved stuff in a bag, grabbed clothes and then made it outside just as my pick up was arriving. I then meet the Anzac cove and troy tour. On the tour were the two Aussies that i had meet at the blue mosque. We drove for about 1hr and then stopped for a rest and breakfast. Food was good, then it was back on the road and we made another ...
... the Anzacs were supposed to land on called Brighton Beach. You can understand that this would have been the ideal spot as the beach was wide and flat, more of an easier route to the highest point Chunuk Bair. We then headed up the road to Anzac Cove which was about 1.5km further in the next bay. Now the difference between these spots was incredible. The steep cliff face and tiny beach landing area was nothing like what the soldiers had been described to look out for. They had ...