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Spending Time in Istanbul

Spending time in Istanbul should be on everyone’s travel itineraries as they map out travels around the world. I stopped in earlier this year with good mate Justin while in Turkey to attend the Anzac Day Memorial Service at Gallipoli and wish I’d had more time to devote to Istanbul. Before our arrival I was in essence ignorant about the city and country bar my knowledge of the war that […]


Anzac Day at Gallipoli, Turkey

Anzac Day… one of the most solemn days for any Australian or New Zealander as we stop to remember our fallen soldiers at Gallipoli in Turkey during the First World War. The battle at Gallipoli lasted some 8 months between the Anzacs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) and the Turkish Ottoman’s who were allied with Germany at the time. On just the Australian side over 8000 lives were lost […]


Inside the Basilica Cistern Istanbul

The Basilica Cistern is located in the Sultanahmet district of Istanbul not far from Hagia Sophia in the heart of what was both the Byzantium and Ottoman Empires. With a steady cool temperature inside this is the place to come and escape the warm Turkish summer when you’ve been out exploring all day. With the low lighting it makes for some amazing photos but watch for the crowds as there […]


Anzac Day at Gallipoli

My experience with Anzac Day (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) started during my days as a Scout when I would take part in the march down the main street of town holding the Australian Flag high and proud. Every year since on the 25th of April I’ve stopped for a minute’s silence to show respect and to remember the Australian soldiers that gave their life in the First World […]