Next year will mark the 105th anniversary of the Anzac’s landing on the Gallipoli peninsula in the First World War. Each year on the 25th of April, Australians and New Zealanders, commemorate and pay their respects and honour the fallen. Visiting Gallipoli on Anzac Day is a truly moving and sombre occasion. Attend the Dawn Service, memorial sites and trenches, and see how it shaped both nation’s psyches.
Winter in Europe can be long and at times, depressing. The lack of warmth, the lack of tan, the lack of vitamin d and the lack of long sunny days can make you feel like you’re on struggle street. What makes it even more difficult is the pictures you see on social media from warm and sunny places, and your friends making the most of summer. But, there are plenty of activities to in the winter months to make the season all the worthwhile to be in. Especially if you’re living in Europe! There’s plenty of places to see and happenings to explore and experience, and then you realise, winter isn’t so bad after all!
Here are 20 activities to keep the winter months exciting.
2018 is your year! It is your year to travel. It’s true: The more you travel, the more you grasp the reality and facts that there’s so much of the world still to discover. As quoted by Michael Palin; “Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life”. This so true, right? 2018 is a new year with new travel ideas, itineraries and inspirations. The world offers the most weird and wonderful places just waiting to be explored by you. We’ve ruffled together a list of some supreme ideas for you for 2018.
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.
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.
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!
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