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... the biblical site of the landing spot for Noah's ark. I thought we'd get to within camera range but not right up to the mountain's base. It looks like a volcanic mountain as does its little brother but I don't know for sure until I Google it. We settled into a camp site on the grounds of a hotel with prior arrangements for wifi, toilets and showers, and of course a bar which ...
... strangers. On the road riding or walking down a street or country road, there are the honks from big truck rigs to family cars to motorcycles. They honk and cheer and whistle not to say "get out of my way" but to say "welcome to my country". The same from people on the roadside, in buildings, and in the fields, an enthusiastic greeting always. The young cheer. The really old raise a hand and wave. They ...
... 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, ...