Tag Archives: Doğubayazıt

İshak Paşa Sarayı in Doğubayazit

If you’re passing through Doğubayazit, İshak Paşa Sarayı really is a must stop.  I wrote a very little about it once before when Sage and I bicycled through this region about six years ago.  The photos I’m posting here today … Continue reading

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A Picnic on Mt. Ararat

If you like mountaineering books, I recommend No Picnic on Mt. Kenya about two Italian mountaineers who were prisoners of war during World War 2 at the base of Mt. Kenya.  They saved some of the their daily rations, made … Continue reading

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A small corner of Kurdish Turkey

I’m not sure where everyone started speaking Kurdish.  If it wasn’t Ardahan, it was certainly Kars.  Kurdistan on our route continued through Kars, Iğdır, Ağrı, and onto Karayazı and Tekman İlçes in Erzurum.  Back now in the city of Erzurum, … Continue reading

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