Some more travelling in Turkey…
Canakkale (« canak » means bowl and « kale » castle), on the West Coast, near the supposed location of Troy. A sea-side student town of 120 000 inhabitants, with a promenade along the shore.
Just a short ferry ride away from Canakkale, The Gallipoli (Galibolu in Turkish) Peninsula, where the Allies were defeated during the first world war. The whole Peninsula, south from Gallipoli, is now a war memorial with many Turkish war monuments, quite a few Anzacs (Australian and New-Zealand Army Corps) momuments and very few French ones. It was extremely interesting for me to go there as I did so having just read the war journal of my great-great-uncle, who fought there in the trenches in 1915.
Bozcaada, an island with a Greek history, along with her wilder sister Gökçeada, which unfortunately I haven’t seen. Clear water, nice beaches, the locals go there on Sundays or or a week-end to relax and get away from the city. There I did some snorkelling for the first time, and I enjoyed it tremendously!
A lot further south, Bodrum, a beautiful town, seen from the hills; an annoying expensive touristy place, seen from the sea-side walk.
And Yalıkavak, on the Bodrum Peninsula, where I have spent a few nice relaxing days at my aunt’s cousin’s « Pansiyon ».
I hope you will enjoy those pics!