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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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...