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TravelPod Member ReviewsBuyuk Asur Van
Great location in downtown. Newly renovated rooms. Friendly and helpful staff.
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... who rounded a corner to be confronted by scrap metal all over the road from a crash lorry, Keith had no choice but the ride through and roped both tyres apart. Another rider Rob on a power 1200cc Triumph explorer dropped it on a slippery corner and snapped the allow handlebars.
The police were out in force today with about 6 riders getting speeding fines. Our group of 5 was pulled over shortly after a faster group passed us.The fast group were all fined, we got ...
... 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 ...
... the most out of this experience!
We finally crawled out of the blizzard and down the icy slopes onto more flat, yet still icy landscape and I was elated to see the dawn kissing the grey horizon to the east of us. It couldnt have come quicker! At about 5.30am we finally came to the edges of lake Van, where the golden sun danced on the mountains surrounding the lake, taking my breath away. It was just simply beautiful. I was more than tired and delirious ...
... palace fortress of Sarduri-Hinili. Built in C8 BC; could still see the outline of 3000 year old irrigation channels in the fields below; a site full of atmosphere at sundown.
Modern lakeside hotel (which they were still building!). A long day...
Breakfast looking out over a sunny lake. Some haze again ( they say it's dust from the deserts of Iraq/Iran and can last for weeks!)
At 8:30 we boarded our coach and drove along the ...