Tamara Otel

Bahcivan Mah. Kazim Karabekir Cad. Yuzbasioglu Sok. No:1 Van Merkez, Van, Van, Turkey | Hotel
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Van: The Pearl of the East

A travel blog entry by bumihills


Because of its beautiful surrounding landscape, Van was once known as the "Pearl of the East". Today we fly to Van, a city nestled along the southeastern shore of Turkey's largest lake and the one-time capital of the ancient Urartu Empire (contemporaries and oft rivals of the Hittites). Lake Van--six times bigger than Utah's Great Salt Lake--is a …

Finishing up in Turkey: Out East

A travel blog entry by jonnystravels


... to Kars, in the northeast. I found a family who rented me a room in Doguybeazit (by Mt Ararat), and yes Erin, they had chickens (pic included)! As Mt Ararat is a closed military area do to its proximity to the Iran and Armenian borders, I didn't feel like dealing with the 2 day to 2 week bureaucratic hassle of getting a permit, nor the fee required, to climb the mountain. In Kars I visited the medieval Armenian city of Ani and did a day hike ...

Lost in Translation

A travel blog entry by 2legs2wheels


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When I did wake for the second time, I found that my hotel was now a ghost town. It was not an attractive place but when you turned to the valley it was awe inspiring. It only compounded the misery of the night before’s debacle because it struck home the grandiose scenery that I had driven blindly through. The hotel, though no destination of choice, was staffed with wonderfully friendly people, who lounged around all day between periods of intense ...

Castles, castles, castles.

A travel blog entry by alexgrange

... on. The bus then proceeded to drive to the north bus station to pick up all the customers.

The border crossing was interesting. I was on an overnight bus, so we got to the border point at about 2am, but we were not alone! There were hundreds of other bus passengers waiting to go through passport control. I got to the customs check point and saw that everybody in front of me was having their bags rifled through, but on presenting my passport, the guard just told ...

Turkey- the land of closed and amazing weddings

A travel blog entry by laurareane

... idol 2. Castle in Kahta was closed when we first got there because the guy was late 3. The mosque in Mardin was closed for restoration  4. Hasankeyf was closes because a rock fell 5. The entire town of Dogubayazit was closed due to protest We are not a lucky group.  Anyways, apparently the protest is to reflect on the day that the leader of PKK left the area.  After dropping our things at the hotel we went to the only restaurant that was open, a picnic place. It ...

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This hotel, located on Bahcivan Mah. Kazim Karabekir Cad. Yuzbasioglu Sok. No:1 Van Merkez, Van, is near Ancient Urartian site of Cavustepe (Sardurihinilli) and Old Van.
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