2nd week in June 2003

Trip Start Oct 03, 2002
Trip End Jun 30, 2003

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Monday, June 9, 2003

Weather is pretty scorching for me now, temperatures are around 30 degrees each day but the air is thick and sticky and this makes travelling on the crowded buses a totally different and especially smelly experience!

This weekend I was in a place called Saroz, near Canakkale. A small bay where Turkish people own their own summer homes with nothing but the sea in view, on approaching I passed many sweeping hills, meadows and farmlands in yellows and greens. Also passed many water saturated fields where rice was growing. Saroz is a beautiful place, quiet and relaxing, I mostly ate, slept and swam all of the weekend but not in that particular order and again I took an extra day off from work to enjoy Turkey's Agean Sea a little longer.

Saroz sits directly on the Dardanelles and I also visited a place called Gelibolu, (Gallipoli) where Turkey basically beat Australia's butt in the First World War, as my polish friend told me. It is a quiet sleepy harbour, some car, and cargo ferries and lots of fishing boats, and of course there was a standard Ataturk statue.

That's all for now, am busy enjoying my last three weeks in Istanbul.
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