Monthly Archives: May 2015

Nowruz with thousands of Iranian tourists

For our Iran tour my parents chose to go with Stanford Travel who they had traveled with before.  Stanford leads heaps of tours, usually accompanied by a Stanford professor, who gives lectures during the tour.  In our case Ed taught … Continue reading

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Flying around Iran — Tehran and Kerman

Diyarkbakır and Hasankeyf.  Mardin and Midyat.  Şanlıurfa and İstanbul.  I did a lot of touring in March.  Two more cities, this time in Iran.  Tehran and Kerman.  Not only was being in Iran different but being on a tour was … Continue reading

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Şanlıurfa, İstanbul, and the homogenization of Turkey

The catalyst for this SE Turkey driving tour was that my parents were coming to Turkey to join an Iran tour in Istanbul.  So after three days in Şanlıurfa, we were off for a few days in Istanbul.  My Dad … Continue reading

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