Travel Blogs from DogubeyazIt
... looked completely baffled that we were asking to check in at 9:15 am when our reservation was for the night before. However, we felt so in human we needed a shower and food and we needed them fast.
At 11:30 we hit the road again feeling distinctively better but also tired and started on the Northern route. At first we thought we had made a grave mistake as it was in fact worse. --- By now the roads were much emptier and we found ourselves eating up ...
... Ararat in the distance, Turkey’s highest mountain (5137 metres ) and renowned as the eventual resting place of Noah’s Ark ( according to Book of Genesis & some archaeologists but never
proven) It is snow capped all year which is perhaps why the ark has never been found!
*Dogubayazit is obviously a garrison post for the Turkish army. Taking photos here is a risky business according to the signs about town. It is known ...
... fact we were close to the boarders. We arrived at Murat Camping very close to Mount Ararat, reputedly the sting place of Noah's Ark. We were greeted by a derelict fairground which turned out to be in operation and made Barry Island look like Disney world. Long grass made finding a place to pitch the tent interesting but it soon flattened out and pitching was easy. The showers and toilet block were not ideal, ...
... the rest of the day doing not a great deal. I have been eaten alive on the back of my thighs, it is so bad and so itchy I look like I have the chicken pox or something but they are driving me crazy and it seems nothing is giving me relief. I just hope it wasn’t something in the river.
Here’s some trip info for you to think about. I am turning into a boiled egg, I have eaten over 60 boiled eggs since 23 June and they just keep on ...
... 2. The museum guide: We went to see mausoleum of Ataturk in Ankara. An uniformed guide walked to over to us and asked iff we were from the region where they speak Urdu. We told him that we did understand Urdu. Then he offered to give us a guided tour. And he gave us the whole tour of the mausoleum in Urdu! He was very passionate, knowledgeable & courteous. Towards the end when we offered to pay him money or tip him, he kindly refused and said it was his job and the government ...
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