Travel Tales

24 May

15 Facts About Anzac Day

This year marks the 102nd anniversary of the Anzac’s landing on Gallipoli shores to fight the Turkish in the First World War. Every year on the 25th of April, Australians and New Zealanders celebrate Anzac Day and gather to remember and honour the fallen and pay their respects. Visiting Gallipoli on Anzac Day is very much a one of kind experience as you get to attend the dawn service, memorial sites and experience the stunning atmosphere that takes you back in time to an era that has shaped Australia’s and New
Zealand’s history.

Here are 15 facts about Anzac Day, some that are unknown facts about the Anzac’s and Anzac Day.

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24 May

ANZAC Day 2014 – A Day To Remember

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ANZAC Day: A Brief Outline

ANZAC Day is perhaps one of the most important national days of remembrance in New Zealand and Australia.

ANZAC Day is a national holiday in both Australia and New Zealand to commemorate the soldiers you who served in all wars or conflicts throughout history. ANZAC Day falls on 25th April, the day in which Australian and New Zealand forces first landed at Gallipoli, Turkey during the First World War.

A Brief History Of ANZAC Day

The ANZAC’s (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps), together with forces from Great Britain, British India and France, landed at Gallipoli on 25th April 1915, in an attempt to recapture Constantinople, now Istanbul, which was under the reign of the Ottoman Empire, who were allies of the German forces.

Though the landing was unsuccessful, with considerable casualties numbering in their thousands, the attempt became a powerful symbol to Australia and New Zealand, highlighting the bravery of the men who had lost their lives in the battle.

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24 May

ANZAC Centenary

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli shores to fight in World War I. A special program was inbound for such an iconic day for all Aussie and Kiwis friends. Due to huge demand, only the ones lucky enough to get a ticket from the ballot could participate. If you were not one of those, do not worry still. Through my wonderful ANZAC experience with Travel Talk on 2014, I had the chance to discover the surroundings, monuments and museums, and most importantly pay my respects.

If you are among the many who were disappointed to miss the 100th anniversary, you still have a chance. There are centenary ANZAC tours for the commemoration the August Offensive on the 6th of August at Lone Pine, Gallipoli. Nonetheless, if you are unable to make it for August, 2016 ANZAC commemoration is also considered a very important date as the 101st anniversary of the landing, and 100th of the commemorative service. Besides the touching dawn service, Gallipoli has several significant sites, that make up the ANZAC route, you cannot miss.

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10 Mar

8 Interesting Facts About Pamukkale

Pamukkale is a traveller’s delight and a geological phenomenon. It is a town in western Turkey best known for its mineral-rich thermal waters that flow down the bright white terraces of a steep valley side. Next to this is Hierapolis, an ancient Roman spa city founded around 190B.C. The ruins there contain a pristine theatre and a necropolis with tombs that expanse for 2km. With such a unique combination of natural and man-made marvels, it’s little wonder that Pamukkale-Hierapolis is such a tourist hotspot.

When visiting Turkey, Pamukkale is must! Intrigued? Here are 8 interesting facts about Pammukale.

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03 Feb

Travel Talk Destinations Show

So, you may have heard about this Destinations Show? What is it, you ask? It is the only FREE travel, culture and entertainment show in London and is the first of its kind. It will be held on Saturday 18th February from 10am – 6pm at the Ibis Hotel Earls Court and will comprise of a jam-packed schedule. For more information on this event and to RSVP go here.

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25 Jan

Why every Antipodean should visit Gallipoli on ANZAC Day

It’s almost that time of year again for everyone to wear the red poppy. The reason we wear the red poppy? These flowers grew on the battlefields after World War I ended and is now used as a symbol of commemoration.

ANZAC Day, which falls on the 25th April each year, is a day which is very important for a lot of Aussie and Kiwis. It is a day of remembrance for the soldiers who fought and died at Gallipoli, Turkey in 1915.

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24 Jun

Why You Should Spend Your Money On Travel

“Travel while you’re young and able. Don’t worry about the money, just make it work. Experience is far more valuable than money will ever be.” – This quote really rings home. Life is too short to not travel and the world is too large to not want to travel. We ought to spend our money on experiences such as travel instead of things such as a new car.  Experiences can offer a life time of gratifying memoirs. The things we obtain in life, in the other instance, rapidly become familiar and forgotten to us.

Here are some reasons as to why you should spend your money on travel.

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03 Jun

15 quotes that will make you want to travel NOW

Travel is not just a movement; it is progression – progression of you. There is always an excuse; not enough money, not enough time, I’ve never travelled before, I’m stuck with my job, I don’t have anyone to go with, travelling is too dangerous and the list goes on. We should all travel but our greatest limitations are from within. Travel is stepping out of your comfort zone into the unknown. Travelling the globe offers fascinating fundamentals that will enable us develop and discover ourselves. Consequently, it is imperative to stop making justifications and hit the highway. One word: Wanderlust (n.) A strong desire or urge to wander or travel and explore the world.

Here are 15 quotes that will make to want to travel the world now!

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29 Apr

12 Interesting Facts About Istanbul

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Istanbul and imageries of an expansive metropolis with an astonishing cultural and architectural heritage comes to mind. Visitors will find a melting pot of Eastern and Western history spanning some 2,000 years in a city that is ancient yet modern. The largest city in Turkey is not only one of the most popular locally but a favourite destination for international tourists. 

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01 Oct

The 100th Anniversary: How Will You Experience ANZAC Day 2015?

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The day of the 25th April, 2015, as any Australian or New Zealander will tell you, is a highly significant event on the calendar. The day marks the 100th anniversary of the landing in Gallipoli during World War I, one of the most notable examples of the bravery of the Australian and NZ armed forces.

In 1915, the Allied army of Australia and NZ fought to capture the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey. The resulting conflict led to great loss of life, with nearly 13,000 Australian and New Zealand soldiers being killed.

Each year, ANZAC Day commemorates this occasion; and the 100th anniversary services promise to be a remarkable event. If you’ve managed to secure a ticket, but have yet to book your ANZAC Day tour, here are a few ideas to whet your appetite.

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