Saturday, June 9, 2012

Exploring Turkey: Troy or Troia

We celebrated our birthdays visiting Troia and exploring the facts and legend of the place! It was such an awesome experience to be able to walk and explore the place. We can almost feel the history and legends unfolding as we walk in summer heat.

Troy was a city, both factual and legendary, located in northwest Anatolia in what is now Turkey, southeast of the Dardanelles and beside Mount Ida - Wikipedia

It gives peace in our hearts yet provides so much thoughts in our minds - it really was mixed emotions walking the path and seeing the ruins right before our very eyes.

For me, it was a dream come true; for the husband, it was nostalgic as he visited the place several times back in his university days; for the kids, there were DUH moments and what-the-heck-is-my-mom-talking-about moments. Maybe it was too early for a 5-year old and a 2-year old to appreciate the place.  We will definitely come back and will be prepared for the kids in the future to discuss mythology.

TROIA MAP - it was a long walk but sooo worth it! 

A Hearty Welcome to Troia!

Troia Explorer I am! 

The Trojan Horse - find me, I'm inside!

The different  civilization in Troia  

PORTION OF THE LEGENDARY WALLS OF TROY VII (yeah  - the one which starred Brad Pitt movie)  
Another portion of the legenday wall! 

Our tired 2-year old by the legendary stairs! 

There are other factual and legendary artifacts and ruins we were able to explore, a lot of which already skipped our mind yet the memory and longing to go back to Troy remains. And maybe then, we will be able to document our visit way better than this!

Keep exploring!

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