Troy and its famous Trojan Wooden Horse!

Trip Start Mar 10, 2011
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Trip End Mar 28, 2011


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Flag of Turkey  , Çanakkale,
Thursday, March 24, 2011

Day 14 (afternoon)

Temperature:  14 degrees
Weather:   sunny with cloudy periods                                    
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  Back on board the motor coach, my journey continued where more Mosques were seen and cities as well!   Where we drove along the sea for a while followed by country roads that brought us through more valleys and hills, through more twisting roads with breathtaking views.  The clouds eventually disappeared leaving behind a beautiful blue sky! Hurrah!
 
Two hours later, we arrived in Troy, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998. We were here to visit the area where nine cities were built on top of each other but more excitedly for me, I was here to see the famous reconstructed Trojan wooden horse! Wow! How exciting can that be!
 
Who doesn't know the story of the wooden Trojan horse from Troy! We all do of course! We all know that in ancient history, this huge wooden horse was built and used by the Greeks to deceive and ultimately vanquish the Trojans.  So many books have been written and movies made about it, right!   So, here I was today standing right in front of this huge replica feeling all of the excitement about it!   So, I did it!   I did what anyone else in my place would have done as well!  I went inside of it!   Hurrah!
 
Up the wooden ladder I went, one step at the time before eventually landing inside this huge wooden horse feeling all of the excitement and reliving the era of so many centuries ago!   I was lucky enough to be all alone inside this huge monster since not too many tourists were on site at this time. 
 
Glancing through its wooden windows, I waved back at Michel, tiny little Michel which I could see standing way down there at the very foot of this gigantic horse! The whole scenario was repeated with Michel this time around. 
 
We then followed Daghan down several pathways where the nine different cities were built on top of each other dating as early as 4000 BC up to 300 AD.    Everything was very well marked with information and we could see that there were still ongoing excavations.  Quite impressive!

Monique :-)
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