We toured Gallipoli, Troy and Pargamon across two days. Being American, I was not familiar with battle at Gallipoli. However, the passion of our guide, Hasan, brought the battle to life. There were also Australians on our tour who talked of the importance of the pilgrimage. This is not a tour I would have chosen, but I am glad that I got to learn about it through their eyes.
The tour of Troy was also informative and entertaining. For this tour, Gezer was our guide. The myth and mystery of the Trojan horse was interesting to learn about. I particularly liked the trip to Pargamon. The site is well preserved. There was so much history shared, I wish I had taken a few more notes. At the end of this tour, we visited a textile cooperative where we saw women making rugs.