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Travelling through Gallipoli, Dardanelles and Troy (Troia)

It is our last day in Istanbul and we left the charming Armada Hotel -but please check out their wonderful breakfast; fresh seasonal fruit, dried fruit,all kinds of cheeses and olives,

Different home made jams, natural honey, yoghurt, grains, pastries, simit, different ways with eggs and many more. Over looking to Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque, this has been the breakfast I look forward to every morning:)

And we started our journey towards the Dardanelles (the strait that connects Europe to Asia at the other end of Sea of Marmara) to see the battlefields of Gallipoli. We passed endless fields of sunflowers, such an uplifting, happy site to see.

On the way, sampled some wonderful fresh calamari shallow fried in a light batter and cheese and parsley filled “Sigara Boregi” for lunch.

And here we are crossing the Dardanelles – you can see the battlefields of Gallipoli
at the landing.

And before my internet connection goes away, here comes the replica of the wooden house at Troy. Look forward to sharing more later!:)

5 Responses to Travelling through Gallipoli, Dardanelles and Troy (Troia)

  1. Dzoli July 29, 2011 at 4:07 pm #

    You are having great time and hope you breath it in fully.This looks amazing .So warm and food is really tempting:)Have you read my request in your last post?Cheers

  2. Ozlem's Turkish Table July 30, 2011 at 9:28 am #

    Hello Dzoli,
    Many thanks, it is a wonderful country and a pleasure to share what we see, I am glad you are enjoying it. I did leave my email address in the post, maybe you couldn't get it, let me give it again;
    best wishes,

  3. A Seasonal Cook in Turkey July 30, 2011 at 1:15 pm #

    hey Özlem! You're in my part of the world!! Isn't it lovely? So glad you are having a good time. I liked the pinenut guy – I've never seen anybody selling them like this!

    İyi tatiler!

  4. Nancy in Austin,TX August 4, 2011 at 10:51 am #

    Aaah, memories of the wonderful Armada Hotel breakfasts! And the magnificent views! Sigh…wishing I was there to also enjoy it!
    Love the sunflower photo, so cheerful. Yummy lunch, and I would love to see Troy, someday!

  5. istanbul tours November 3, 2011 at 3:25 am #

    Spent three days in area and two full days visiting the park and memorials were not enough. Should have had a third. Used dardanel troy Cannakale as a base and left car at Kilitbahir. Our visit was focussed on the British landings in the Cape Hellas area and Morto Bay as well as Gully Ravine. There was more than enough to see with British, French and Turkish sites. It is a must to read up on the Gallipoli campaign before you go. Pretty spectacular and difficult terrain was dwarfed by a second visiting Suvla and Anzac areas Spectacularly beautiful and daunting/terrible for those who fought there. September is a quiet time for a visit with good weather although very dry. Well worth the visit Thank you all so much.

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