Travel Blogs from Erzurum
... and made it impossible for us to continue. We could also see the dirt road teasing us to continue as it twisted high above us with just remnants of snow on the edges. There were no tire tracks from previous drivers through the snow so we turned around and backtracked to the lower elevation of Lake Van and took the broad highway to Ahlat.
Beyond the lake, to the east, towered the cone shaped snow-covered Suphan Dagı ...
... d been expecting a Canadian; Canada Dave, however, was a
sixty-year-old Iranian with drunken eyes. At least, his eyes looked
sixty. He already hated Erzurum. He let us know that,
unless he found a girlfriend, he was going to make up an excuse for the
boss and leave town.
He told Walker and me about a teaching position in China, which
he'd made an excuse to leave. He mentioned another teaching job in
... a nurse. "Sometimes, a soldier would be hurt. An enemy soldier would pick him up and carry him back to his side, so he could get help. And then ... they would go right back to killing each other.
"Turkey was losing the war. Many people thought, if we would lose the Canakkale War (battled near the Bosphorus Strait), we could lose much of our territory. European countries thought, they will surely defeat ...
... wear a niqab, it'll just make me look at every woman in a niqab and think, what kind of a weirdo is under there?"
We loved Gulistan.
And I loved snow. On November 29th, it snowed all day in Erzurum. The air seemed warmer this day than on days without snow. Again, I headed to the streets of Erzurum. I set off to visit the city's most beautiful architecture.
Not far from The Goke's language institute, I passed through the ...
... of his long, fuzzy black coat with its tall collar protecting his neck. His short black hair reminded me of a porcupine. He had deep-set eyes, a sharp nose, and a vampire accent with which he said, "Vich?" (Which?) He was hard-working and successful. He smelled strongly of cologne.
-----Interviewing me, he had said I couldn't work for him for less than two-and-a-half ...