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On our first day in Canakkale, we are heading to Assos, an ancient city built in the 6th century BC on a dormant volcano.
Aristotle lived in the city for a while and founded a school philosophy. It is also the home of Athena's temple
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On Friday 17 April 2015, we went to Canakkale in Turkey. We left the ship early and went to a place ...
... couple of hours to walk the streets at our leisure before being picked up and taken to lunch. Izmir, third largest city in Turkey, some interesting sights sounds and smells. Followed by s buffet style lunch, there seems to be a pattern forming....and then on towards Ayvaik and the Grand Hotel ...
... roofed with sticks and bracken, also there are dome low walls built from boulders around the villages. At one village clinging to the hillside there is a party taking place, lots of villagers are gathered around tables and are eating and drinking, the main street is full of parked cars. We are amused by the way the pack horses have been replaced by motor bikes, but the saddle bags made of a woven carpet material are used across them. As we ...
... borrow a couple of chairs and a small table and watch people pottering around. A man probably in his 40's stopped to talk to us, he works for Turkish Airlines and spoke good English, we chatted about the UK, which he knew all the airports! And our travel plans, he told us if we needed anything just ask as he was about all evening.
In the evening there was a party and disco close by,it was still going on as we went to bed, but fortunately it wasn't too loud and finished around ...
... for a lady that doesn't like heights! There are several remains of temples, three excellent mosaic floors, a gymnasium, the site is very large and it takes us 3 hours to explore it all. We drove into the town, most places were closed for the holiday. We found a small shop open and bought some local wine and some helva, this is a turkish dessert that is served on special occasions, it is made from sesame seeds, they are crushed into a paste and mixed ...
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