The 25 April is a special date for Aussie’s and Kiwi’s – a national day of remembrance for the Australian New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought in World War I at Gallipoli, Turkey so many years ago.
Just being at the site that so many were killed 98 years ago was quite
surreal and very overwhelming. Camping out under the stars in only a sleeping bag amidst 6,000 other like-minded people, there to pay their respects, was an experience I’ll never forget. Compelling war documentaries were shown on the massive projector screens all throughout the night until morning breaks and the dawn service begins. After the joint dawn service the Australian’s walk up to Lone Pine to commence their Australian service and the New Zealander’s trek up to Chunuk Bair. Experiencing Anzac Day in Gallipoli, Turkey is truly amazing.
The company you choose is very important to ensure it enhances the experience. Travel Talk definitely met and exceeded all my expectations. The company was very well organised, exceptionally convenient and made the tour be financially possible. Our tour guide was extremely informative and interesting and consumed our attention for just the right amount of time. Our bus driver was safe, yet efficient and made sure we arrived early enough to be able to find a spot on the grass so we weren’t uncomfortable having to sleep on the grandstand seats.
I would definitely recommend Travel Talk and their Anzac Day tours to anyone. You’ll create memories that will last a lifetime.