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... on looking at a map later perhaps it wasn't the Danube as there are a number of rivers in that region but it was a blue river). We also flew just south of Vienna but again I couldn't see it due to cloud.
This time our flight path into London was from the north over Windsor Castle so no fabulous free views of London city. Couldn't see much at all as London was really ...
... though I was traveling around, I was in one country for a while), and felt the need to move on. So after 24 hours of straight traveling by taxi and bus, I made it from Iraq to Lake Van in southeastern Turkey. I went to visit Ahkdamar Island, which has an old Armenian church on it. The return proved to be a little more difficult than I was led to believe. I took the local minibus heading that way and had them drop me off t the pier for the ...
... 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 ...
... We also visited the small Van museum to view its collection of Urartian exhibits, including gold and silver jewelry, bronze works, and terra cotta figures. One of the major acquisitions of the museum are 13 Hakkari stone stelae which were made during a period from the middle of the fifteenth century B.C. to the eleventh century B.C---truly old and spectacular. Finally we also toured Van's local market where we observed ...