Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... wear that", "why don't ALL the women wear that", "are there many Muslim people in Australia", "what is different, what is the same".....travel certainly takes you away from your own tribe of people, and it's so refreshing for Pete and I to be able to share this experience with our kids, answer some of their questions, let them wonder about others and share a bit of ...
... Craig here filming James Bond, a few said yes.
Just when you think you've seen it all something slaps you in the face and says but wait there's more! The world, not to mention the universe and its wonders are unimaginable and unattainable.
Strolling through the Topkapi palace I'm in awe, I pass through room after room. Treasuries, armouries and libraries, I'm blown away at the feats of man. I stroll out to a ...
... to discover it was a he empty palace. Zero displays ! Awesome ! The building itself was huge and I have no idea of the history as they had run out of the headphones explaining it all. But at some stage it belonged to Sophia and that will do me. Some of the Mosaic tiling was excellent and the paintings on the ceiling etc one side of the interior is under reconstruction but the huge hanging Candelabra's and the stone floors ...
... to hold their ground with their bayonets and until reinforcements arrived. Anyway I won't go on too much about the war and the specifics of the battle as we all know the basics and that thousands of Australian lives were lost in a fight that wasn't really ours, with people we didn't really have a problem with and for a mission that failed. After discussing what went on in this period on the peninsula with our guide we drove from Brighton beach to ANZAC Cove. It was a very ...
... and were slaughtered on it for no gain, about 600 total. Imagine the site of 600 fallen troops on a piece of land no bigger then a rugby pitch. At some sections the Turks and the Aussies trenches were no further then 5-10m from each other, and both sides use to throw food and smokes and letters to each other. The trenches are mostly half filled with dirt now due to erosion and flooding, but some are well preserved. Some are completely left alone though and just have ...
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