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Great location in downtown. Newly renovated rooms. Friendly and helpful staff.
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... Next to the service station for oil. The bike has used half a litre and needs a top up. It costs 25TL (£6.80) for a litre of semi-synthetic.
Our route takes us along the north shore of Lake Van then north and east to the Iranian border. The landscape is chilling. There was a huge earthquake in this region in 2011 and recovery work is still ongoing.
The road is wide and newly laid. To ...
... was not running from here. So being a man of stubborn pride at inopportune moments, I started walking towards the nearest town, which had regular minibuses to where I was staying, with the driver yelling after me trying to make a deal. I was able to hitchhike to the next town and pay the normal rate back to my town about (about $2.50) versus the $25+ the driver was trying to charge me. After this I made my way towards a town by Mt Ararat and ...
... tent like clothes made but as it was Ramadan it wasn't going to work out. So we ploughed the shops and managed to find baggy pants (trousers for the Brits) and baggy long sleeved tops, plus some giggling sale assistants helped us with choosing and donning a bandanna type under hijab and a hijab - just a scarf or pashmina. We looked awesomeness! Well...at least we thought ...
... advantage of it being a Sunday and fine weather to park up and have a huge familial BBQ on the side of the road. And when I say a lot of people, I mean hundreds of them and some had 40-50 people at which was interesting given the sliver of land between the lake and the road was not more than 4-5 metres at its maximum.
I arrived and checked into my lovely and extremely cheap hotel. It was large and quiet so I assumed that when I went to dinner it would ...
... Delilah cutting off Samson's hair., as well as more mundane scenes of life at the ancient palace. The views from the church are stunning. Next we returned to the mainland for a visit to the nearby village for insights into Kurdish culture and a traditional lunch prepared by a family in their home.
Later that afternoon, we visited Cavustepe, a royal Urartian citadel consisting of temple buildings, a palace, sacrificial ...