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Last Post – Geraldine

In the few weeks that have elapsed since our return from that amazing odyssey in Turkey, I have come to appreciate more and more, what a memorable experience it was. It was really two experiences – exposure to the rich … Continue reading

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Last post – Zoe

Overall, the trip to Turkey was an experience I will never forget; and I am so grateful that I was given such an amazing opportunity. Whilst away, I’m not sure if I realised just what a huge, life changing experience … Continue reading

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Last post – Lauren

Has the Anzac legend changed in 95 years? This was the question that started our Simpson Prize journey. The general consensus around the lavish Turkish dinner table was that Australian citizens had been changed by the legend. What we didn’t … Continue reading

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Last Post – Hayley

Looking back on the trip of a life time.   Now back home in the lovely tropics and temperatures over 28 degrees, I have had time to truly reflect on the mind-blowing experience that I have just been on. At … Continue reading

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Last Post – Tanvi

Reflections on Simpson Prize Trip 2011 When this trip began, I didn’t know what to expect. Here were eight different teenagers, with eight different lives, from eight different states, who were about to embark on an experience of a lifetime. … Continue reading

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Last Post – Gene

To be honest, I didn’t know what to expect out of my trip to Turkey. I was a little nervous about spending two weeks with a group of kids, who I had met on one occasion, but didn’t truly know. … Continue reading

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The ghosts of Simpsons past

The Simpson Prize group has of course departed Istanbul and is probably now arriving home. However, I’m still in Istanbul and in blogging mode, so if you will indulge your correspondent for one last post……. It is a strange feeling … Continue reading

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Last day in Istanbul

Welcome dear reader to the final posting from Istanbul.  By the time you read this, the Simpsonites will be on the plane heading back to Australia.  Our final day in Istanbul was memorable, with a visit to Hagia Sophia, the fourth biggest … Continue reading

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Back in Istanbul

We bid farewell to the Kum Hotel and jumped on our bus for a return trip to Istanbul.  It was sad to leave behind our wonderful hotel as we had become quite attached to its simple charm and wonderful staff.  … Continue reading

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Anzac Day – a post from Hayley

Finally ANZAC day has come and with it the main highlight of the trip. We received a wake up call at midnight; something many of the students didn’t need as we decided that it was better to stay up and … Continue reading

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