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We have breakfast in the pink dining room of the Cevizlibag Otel and are away by 9am.
Having failed miserably to pay the speeding fines at the Post Office yesterday, our first stop is at the town bank where Charly and Karl-Heinz waste an hour in a second futile attempt to pay the speeding tickets they picked up a few days ago. Being a good boy I have no fine to pay unlike my criminal riding companions.
... and getting to and from the island, worked fine. However, everyone else going to the island was either Turkish families or tour groups with their own transport. I was led to believe that the minibus regular runs back. I was misled. So after waiting for a while, because the minibus driver kept telling me we would leave when there was some more people, I realized he was just trying to fleece me to charge me a personal rate to bring me back, ...
... beautiful and gigantic Lake Van. If this lake was elsewhere there would be sky rises, boulevards and water sporting resorts on every edge. It's beautiful cause it lacks this infrastructure. We arrived in Dogubayazit around 1:30pm and after a briefing with Karen regarding dress code for Iran and Pakistan, we headed out to shop! We initially tried to see if we could ...
... that there was an increasing military presence which was not surprising given the proximity to the Syrian and Iranian borders. And on route I saw my first road sign to Iran, and I am gutted not to be going there because every book I have read says that they are the most hospitable people in the world, and the people I have met and spoken to on this trip, who have been there have only confirmed that view with bells on. . And the last thing was the huge number of ...
I'm lucky that the bus company I used started early at the main bus station. When I bought the ticket the agent made sure that I understood which bus station I should go to, but my taxi driver didn’t. I repeatedly pointed to the bus station name on my ticket, and I thought I had been quite vocal that I needed to go to the north bus station, but no, the taxi driver thought he knew best and took me to the main bus station. I didn’t realise I was at the wrong ...