Golden Hill Hotel
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... we were forced onto the dark, dusty and very pot hole-y backstreets. Reaching a dead end right in the middle of town, a small crowd gathered around the cars. We hadn't found the hotel but I took off on foot trying to find it. Eventually I did but it was full. I then found another down a small side street being run by two boys and after about 15 minutes of communicating via Google translator on the computer I had arranged beds for all of us and parking. After a ...
... 7 kms out of town, up the hillside to visit the Ishak Pasha Palace, 350 years old and a superb example of Ottoman palace architecture. It is located where the old town of Dogubayazit used to be, a wonderful strategic location with views stretching miles. The palace has obviously been lovingly restored and there is a glass
ceiling over most of the original living quarters to protect it still further
from deterioration. See some of the ...
... it had a long elasticated waist - result! When we got back Chris had become the latest victim of the sickness and diaorea bug so I had to relieve him from cook duty. Tonight was party night to drink up all the booze before going to Iran. Chris was obviously in no party mood and I was busy with cook group so instead of partying with the others until the wee hours I just had one vodka and lemonade and was off to ...
... routed towards Van lake, which is about 100 kilometres from here. And we're glad that we did it, because the landscapes we crossed today were simply breathtaking.
Geographically, Igdir sits is near the Armenian & Iranian border. However, before travelling here, I didn't know that the its third border is with Nakhichivan Autonomous Republic that belongs to Azerbaijan. We drove till the border of Armenia which was closed & all there was to see was the border sentry ...
... is still very much alive, much of the violence has subdued, allowing visitors to safely travel through the eastern part of Turkey.
We witnessed our first Kurdish communities on the drive south of Kars, noticing very little different outward appearance in the villages or amongst its people versus Turks: Kurdish settlements were traditional and conservative Muslim mostly farming-based villages with the requisite mosque and ...