About

Welcome!

I’m Catherine Yiğit, a writer who lives in northwestern Turkey near the mythical city of Troy. I was born, bred and buttered in Dublin, Ireland and having circumnavigated the globe I arrived in Turkey in 2001. You can learn more at catherineyigit.com.

The Skaian Gate is the south gate of Troy sometimes called the Dardanian Gate. It’s mentioned in the Iliad as being the gate from which Priam watched the Trojan War. Turns out that this area is full of the footprints of people who have crossed the Dardanelles. Some did it in style – Xerxes the Persian king built a bridge of boats, watching from a marble throne as it was constructed – some never crossed back – Alexander the Great never returned from his war against Persia – and some paid only a brief visit – Lord Byron, St Paul. Witnessing wars three thousand years apart Gallipolli and Troy are linked by an array of hidden footprints. You can find out more at troyfootprints.com.

The Skaian Gate by Catherine Yiğit

3 thoughts on “About

  1. aldo says:

    Hey, I work with the CheapOair travel blog (cheapoair.typepad.com) and we’re interested in having you guest blog for us. Please contact me if you’re interested. Thanks! Aldo.

  2. Aaron M says:

    How is the business going? I too am trying to get a business started up in Istanbul. Yavas yavas. Came across your blog today and enjoyed good writing. Thanks.

  3. Andrey Surovtsev says:

    reading Ilyiad in the English translation, I’m constantly googling names of people & locations, so when Theano of the fair cheeks cried out a prayer to Athene, she also mentioned the name of your blog. Thank you for also clarifying the meaning of that. So how’s your business going?

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