Gallipoli October 8th 2009 Keşan looked hazy in the morning. The hotel breakfast was, I had been reliably informed, typically Turkish: olives, boiled eggs, fetta cheese, sliced tomatoes and cucumber, and grape juice. "Good breakfast!" I had been told the evening before. It was good, and surprisingly meatless.
The bus to the Gallipoli Peninsula that I had been promised was not now running apparently. A few commanding sho ... read more
Middle East » Turkey » Marmara » Gallipoli Modern Turkey was founded in 1923 from the Anatolian remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire by national hero Mustafa KEMAL, who was later honored with the title Ataturk, or "Father of the Turks." Under his authoritarian leadership, the country adopt... ... read more
In which I try to get from London to the east coast of Australia with limited recourse to flight - using trains, ferries, buses, taxis, tuk tuks, motorbikes and abras. I have had to catch a disappointing number of flights, and have now reached the Gold Coast (6 December) where I am completely relaxed. Now, to catch up with that blogging...... full info