Monthly Archives: April 2015

The historic treasures of Mardin in three days

Continuing our auto tour of Upper Mesopotamia, the next stops were Midyat, Mardin, and Dara, all in the Turkish province of Mardin. I’d been wanting to visit the city of Mardin for years.  It’s some travellers’ favourite place in Turkey.  … Continue reading

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A couple old cities on the Tigris: Diyarbakır and Hasankeyf

Kind of similar to last year’s week-long driving trip west of Antalya with Ferda and my parents, I arranged another week-long auto tour starting and ending in Diyarbakır.  This year Megan joined us as well.  Welcome to Mesopotamia. Except maybe … Continue reading

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Another week of skiing with Osman and Fatma

Last year Peter, Amy, Scott, and Stephanie flew straight from Anchorage to Erzurum to ski the Kaçkars.  This year Megan flew into Erzurum from Los Angeles, and like last year we went by dolmuş up to Olgunlar and stayed at … Continue reading

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