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== Hitching in ==
There are two harbours with a ferry service to Gökçeada: One of them is located in the city of '''[[Canakkale]]''' (in Asian side of the Strait) and the other is the port of '''[[Kabatepe''' – ]] which is located in a rather remote place on the western coast of Gallipoli Peninsula (in European side of the Strait). Kabatepe can be accessed by a road forking to right from the major [[Istanbul]]-Canakkale highway (number: D550/E87/E90) a few km before [[Eceabat]] – a town in the peninsula with ferry links to Canakkale.
It’s not certain whether pessengers are included in the ferry ticket fee of cars or if they should pay an extra.
== Hitching around ==
In summer, it’s extremely easy to hitch around the island, provided there are cars passing by. Just walk to the edge of the villages. Sometimes, you don’t even have to thumb, drivers passing by just stop and ask where you are heading to. Turkish and Greek are good languages to communicate as there are both Greek-speaking and Turkish-speaking communities living on the island. English is also good because island has a large diaspora in English-speaking countries such as [[USA]] or [[Australia]], members of which return to island in summers to visit their ancestral homes. If you are not sure how to approach to your driver, start with Turkish: Even even diaspora islanders usually can speak at least some (broken) Turkish.
In winter, hitching can be rather difficult as island roads - already way far from being congested - are likely to be really deserted.
Having an island map (can easily be downloaded from many websites) is good although not essential. Just looking at one on web and drawing a rudimentary one on a piece of paper is more than sufficient.
You can easily [[Camping|pitch your tent]] in most of island, provided that you are far enough from houses and well-tended fields, gardens, and vine/oliveyards. Also keep in mind that many parts of the island is actually '''military zone''', so to avoid trouble, don’t break into or even dream about pitching a tent in areas encircled with those obvious barbed wires or areas signposted with red signs with a soldier illustration on.
There are also cheapish rooms for rent in many guesthouses (''pansiyon'') mostly located in villages '''Yenibademli''' (NE of the island) and '''Uğurlu''' (west of island). Haggling is essential to get a good rate, though this is largely dependent on your Turkish language skills.
== Food ==
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