Kervansaray Canakkale Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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The time had come to get serious. If I was going to see Turkey I had to get a move on and my first stop after Istanbul was Cannakale - the town closest the Gallipoli Peninsula (ANZAC territory) and Ancient Troy (think Orlando Bloom and Brad Pitt in armor). After a lengthy 6 hour busride in which the vehicle literally mounted a ferry to cross the …
... small harbour. Emre (guide) seems to think he needs to give us the whole history of Turkey as we drive along. He talked today for so long and was so disengaging that most of the bus was asleep ... The funny thing is that he doesn't seem to notice or to pick up the 'I wish he'd give it a rest vibes'! We then went on to Alexander Troas, another set of ruins in quite dilapidated condition. It seems to be managed by the locals, and a 'guide' on a motorbike met us on the highway and ...
... close to one million Turkish people lost their lives. One million.
There are stories from the battlefield, stories of hope. One that will remain with me is the Turk lost in the trenches lugging water. Where the Anzacs had plenty of food, they had no source of fresh water. The Turks were low on food, but had plenty of water. A trade was arranged and agreed then fighting went back to usual.
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... which worked. Dinner was lamb kofta with rice and yes, you guessed it, French fries! Everyone went to an Australian bar after dinner and a group of us left a bit later but it was in a pretty dodgy looking area of town without street lights and people lurking around (we all had a lot of cash on us because we are going to a belly dancing show and a river cruise which we had to give Erin money for) so we headed back before it got too ...
... had fallen asleep for about 30 minutes and when I woke up the group of kiwis sitting behind me who i had shared my pineapple lumps with had visitors, a camera man and a reporter, it was the reporters Mum an dad and sister and friends sitting behind me, turns out this reporter was TV3s London based reporter and she had come to interview her family about what this trip meant for them, I jumped up and sat with them as I doubted I would get any sleep which was probably a good ...