Akdamar Hotel

Kazim Karabekir Cad 9, Van, Van, 65100, Turkey | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Van

Finishing up in Turkey: Out East

A travel blog entry by jonnystravels


My apologies on the delay in posting, I was without Internet for the last week. So, after returning from Iraq, I continued my journey in eastern Turkey. At this point I was getting a little tired out of the traditional Muslim areas during Ramadan (missing the simple things, like easy access to food during the day). So, I went through this section a little quicker than planned. Also, I was starting to get a little antsy being in one place for so ...

Day 32 & 33: across east Turkey

A travel blog entry by 2walkingabout


... meant we didn't make our planned bush camp at Lake Van so we ended up camping alongside a small river in a none so pretty valley dotted with litter. One of the best meals yet: salmon pasta! Alex had a wash in the river and Caroline succumbed to the truck bug, finding a rock to stick to for most of the night. Day 33! Drive day to Dogubayazit with some skirting ...

Lost in Translation

A travel blog entry by 2legs2wheels


... more haphazard! My day was interrupted by a pretty grim lunch that was improved by the huge amount of interest shown in me and my bike by the many waiters at the roadside eatery. This was especially enhanced, when I said I was an Arsenal fan because there were a number of Galatasaray fans working there who enjoyed recounting their teams victory, by penalties, over Arsenal in the 2000 final of the Uefa Cup ... a big deal to the non football educated. It was ...

Van: The Pearl of the East

A travel blog entry by bumihills


... Lake Van also boasts a (rumored) monster making it a bit like Loch Ness in Scotland.

After our arrival we took a short hike to explore Van Kalesi (Castle), also known as the Rock of Van, an ancient Urartu fortress dating from the eighth century BC. From the top of the which the ruins of the castle sit upon, there is are spectacular views for 360 around including views of Van Lake. A great time to ascend the hilltop ...

To the shores of Van Golu

A travel blog entry by chagger1


... stories (Adam & Eve, Jonah & the Whale, David & Goliath etc) and inside some frescoes survive (life of Christ, saints etc). The graveyard was looking particularly attractive covered in a sea of spring wild flowers. Local families picnicked & teenagers danced under the trees.

The afternoon was taken up by a visit to Van castle situated on the lake; site of ancient Tushpa. We climbed the hill to see the Urartian cremation chambers & ...


This 3 star hotel, located on Kazim Karabekir Cad 9, Van, is near Ancient Urartian site of Cavustepe (Sardurihinilli) and Old Van.
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