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
Here are 15 facts about Anzac Day, some that are unknown facts about the Anzac’s and Anzac Day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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!
Travel transforms you. It can modify who you are from the inside and out. Once travelling you face life in a way that’s not always likely when you have your typical nine till five job. Travel can change you for you the better. It opens your eyes, humbles you and makes you look at the world through different eyes. None of this can be accomplished watching the telly at home. You may dream of travelling, but dreams are only dreams. Here are some reasons as to ways travel makes your life better and why you should start sorting out your next journey.
Devising the impeccable travel adventure contains making a lot of choices. For those first timers or those new to travel this can be a little daunting. Deciding on where to go, how to get there, which part of the city to stay in and how much money to take with you can all be a little too much. Fear not! You can make decisions easier by taking a tour. The hard part is choosing which tour/s to go on. Travel Talk for example has three Morocco tours so choosing which tour suits you best and ticks all of your boxes is the difficult stage. Once done, the rest of it is a breeze.