Episode 19: Canakkale & Istanbul
Companion blog, tips, links, and pics
Staying here is affordable, low key and interesting if you are a history buff. Whether it is seeing and learning the history of Ancient Troy or visiting the museums and sites of Gallipoli you'll be kept busy.
You can get to Canakkale from Istanbul on your own and no need for a tour bus. You will need some planning but there is a wealth of information on the internet. Take the Ferry and you will get some amazing views when entering Istanbul.
Ferry information: https://turkeytravelplanner.com/trans/Ship/ist_bandirma_fy.html
Istanbul to Canakkale information: http://www.anzachotels.com/en/istanbul-to-canakkale
A short stay in this iconic city. We only got a taste but still left with several stories to tell. Our favorite was Topkapi palace. For fun, you can watch the 1964 movie Topkapi for some views of the palace and the beautiful green dress I talked about in the episode seen below.
We explored the old town on foot and our area of Kadikoy. We even caught a viewing of Top Gun Maverick that included an intermission right before the pivotal scene where you see Val Kilmer.
The city had lots going on and we would have to return to explore the many other things to do. Although it was busy it wasn't as chaotic as we imagined. I did appreciate the train signage below.
About the authors:
Christy is an artist/creative spirit & blogger/podcaster with a passion for many things especially the arts, nature, and weird things around the world.