Turkey Trip: Day 2 – Canakkale

I wanted to put up these posts more frequently but I conveniently forgot. Please pardon my mistakes if I got the names or places wrong as I am not familiar with the geography of the country. Previously we reached Canakkale by bus and stayed over in a hotel facing the Aegean Sea.

From Canakkale we went to the ancient city of Troy.

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The legendary Trojan Horse is of course a replica, but we were not allowed to go inside.

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Walking between the city walls.

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This is the Theatre of Troy, first of many ancient theatres we would get to see. If I’m not wrong this is a Greek style theatre which doesn’t have a raised stage. Our next destination was the ancient acropolis city of Pergamon where we had to take a cable car uphill to reach. At this point the X100 battery went flat suddenly and I learnt not to trust the battery meter and to charge it every night. For this post the next few pictures were taken by the good old Canon EOS 550D.

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The Temple of Trajan was one of the more impressive-looking landmarks. Before that, on the way up was the Sanctuary of Athena, but there was nothing much to see other than a flat area surrounded by stumps in a rectangular arrangement, the stumps being the remains of what used to be the columns.

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Further downhill sat a Roman theatre which we didn’t visit.

Next stop was Kusadasi, another long bus ride away. We reached a large, bustling luxury hotel which ironically only had wi-fi in the hotel lobby unlike the quieter one previously. There were tons of tourists, tons and tons of lounge chairs outdoors facing the sea to the west (again the Aegean Sea I think) and a nightclub which blasted music late into the night.

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