It was a hot Wednesday, an early day that started with pick up at 6:45am. A long ride on a mini van where I could catch up on some sleep but also taking the opportunity to overlook the suburbs and countryside of Istanbul. Overall even though half of the day was taken up by getting there and back the 5-6 hours that was the tour there was educational and memorable with a passionate Turkish tour guide . Being able to learn and see it through the eyes of the countless soldiers who fought tirelessly and the number that lost their lives seem to outweigh the amount that survived. Best to do this day tour and also have another day available for Troy. I know I will be going back for that. Most cemeteries and memorials were situated by the beach and is quite peaceful where people would go swim. The lunch provided at a restaurant in Maydas (situated by the ocean) was tasty.
A dream come true for a lover of theatre, colourful and elaborate full of passion and enjoyable while sipping some champagne. Do not bring a camera because they will take it and place it in the cloak room. Very professional and quite full frontal. A couple of surprises with a an act involving water. Fun in between acts. Be prepared to wait beforehand maybe about 30-45minutes even though you pre bought tickets. It depends how bad you want to do it but worth it. Do not expect it to be like the movie. Nifty souvenirs.
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