Kervansaray Canakkale Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- 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 …
... were killed fighting for what is now our right to lead a carefree life...was a true moment of realisation.
But there was one statement I read that has stayed with me. It was spoken by a man called Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (A turkish Commander who later became known as 'father of the turks') at the conclusion of the war and left me..speechless.
Those heroes that showed their blood and ...
... Here 600 Australians went over the top in 4 waves of 150. This was a diversionary attack to allow the British to land at Suvla Bay unimpeded. A mistimed naval bombardment meant that 7 minutes after the bombardment finished they charged, the Turks were back in their trenches and on 2 machine guns. 420 Australian soldiers died. The Turkish officer recorded in his war diary that he stood up and tried to wave off the 4th wave because he knew they were being slaughtered, but ...
... been like for the soldiers during the campaign here. We saw many memorials dedicated to both ANZACs and Turks. The Turks have a lot of respect for the ANZACs and we could feel that even today amongst the people of Istanbul. Australians are very popular. We stood on ANZAC Cove where the solders arrived by boat. This is the area where the dawn service is held on Anzac Day. It had such a small beach, it was hard to imagine that thousands of solders could have landed there. It ...
... bands and documentaries on the big screen about Gallipoli and WWI. It was all very interesting! At about 2am we decided to try get some sleep. The only way to do this was find a row that had some free space on the ground and lie down there, which is exactly what we did! It wasn't the most comfortable bed in the world but at least we could stretch out and not be cramped up. I didn't really get into a deep sleep and could mostly hear what was going on. At 4am the host ...