Canakkale …Gallipoli

Our last full day in Turkey before crossing into Europe tomorrow. We caught a ferry to cross the Dardanelles this morning to visit Gallipoli. A very moving few hours as we visited the different areas and heard about the history. With so many lives lost, one couldn’t help but say quietly the “Ode to the Fallen” as you walk amongst the graves. So many of the soldiers were only teenagers!

We visited Brighton Beach, Ari Burnu Cemetary Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery, the 57th Regiment Turkish cemetery, Nec Cemetery and the New Zealand monument as well as the Anzac area where each Anzac Day thousands gather for the dawn service.

So many lives were lost.

 

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Wine and More Wine – OleBilbao OLD and NEW Monday dawned sunny and warm and we headed down to the Guggenheim Museum, even though it is closed we wanted to relish the slick titanium skin, contrasted against the smooth pale limestone blocks. Everything glistened in the bright morning sun, reflections of the curved surfaces bounced off the water surrounding the metal walls and the metallic sculptures in the forecourts around the Guggenheim. Did you know that every surface in the building is curved and there are no straight lines thus emphasising the organic flowing lines of this magnificent Frank Gehry masterpiece Tomorrow we’ll visit this amazing museum along with our Silk Road companions Pat and David who we are travelling with around Spain and Portugal in our trusty MGs. Hop on and off buses have always been a favourite and quick way of acquainting ourselves with a city. We cruised around the narrow streets enjoying the views from the top deck. We were diverted by police a few times into the back streets because of a rally of thousands of people marching along the main thoroughfare of the city. Red, white and Green flags and banners waving, fire crackers exploding, releasing clouds of smoke. How We hopped off a The Mercado de la Ribera one of the largest fresh food markets in Europe and we arrived just in time for some Pintxos which we enjoyed with a beer and Sangria. So many delicious sweet and savoury munchies to choose from – what a treat!

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