Once we retire, those who can afford it like to do a little travelling around Australia or around the world to experience things and places which we would not have had time to reach during our working life. With the speed of air travel, Europe, North America or Asia are no more than a day's journey away. Some of our members are lucky enough to visit exotic places or meet exotic people and have shared their experiences with us.
Ireland, Turkey and the Greek Islands
by Harry West
Harry West & John O'Dea are back from a leisurely two months in Ireland, Turkey and the Greek Islands. Harry writes:
Turkey measured up to its reputation as a living museum, built up to its present size of 10 million people over 4000 years. Ten days there gave us an insight into the splendor, power and cruelty of the Ottoman Empire and an understanding of the people's veneration for Kemal Ataturk, founder of the present republic. The visit to Gallipoli and the crossing of the Dardanelles were essential features of an Australian's visit to Turkey.
We came home via Singapore where the inspiring Changi War Cemetery is meticulously maintained."