Trip Start May 24, 2008
Trip End Jul 26, 2008

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Flag of Turkey  , Agri,
Wednesday, July 2, 2008

As we headed north up the western boarder of Turkey, a stop in Dogubayazit was essential.  (It's pronounced "doh-oo-bay-yah-zuht."  If you give up, do what we did and just call it "dog biscuit.")  The city has 2 things on offer - the incredibly scenic Ishak Pasa Palace and fabulous views of  Turkey's highest mountain, Mt Ararat.  It also has a sizable military presence as the city sits nestled very closely to both the Iranian and Armenian borders.  As we walked down from the palace we also obtained cherished views of a large tank and artillery base.  We'd love to share some pictures, but as you might imagine the soldiers tend to be a bit grumpy when it comes to taking pictures of them or their equipment.

We spent an enjoyable night here before continuing to move north.


Jon and Liz
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