Tag Archives: Erzurum

A few historic sites between Yusufeli and Van

The trip with Peter, Amy, Scott, and Stephanie was essentially a ski trip.  However, one of the reasons I love touring in Turkey is you practically trip over history everywhere you go.  I’m still not tired of this, and thankfully … Continue reading

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Skiing Lake Van

While the skiing in the Kaçkar was consistently good and easy to arrange, the skiing that we did around Lake Van was much more varied.  We rented a car in Erzurum which greatly facilitated getting to the various mountains that … Continue reading

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Skiing the Kaçkar

Five fantastic days of skiing from Olgunlar.  One of the days (the third day) was one of the best skiing days ever.  The fifth day wasn’t bad either. My first visit to the Kaçkar was with Sage in July 2012.  … Continue reading

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Trekking in Yenice, Karabük — more fall colors

There you have it.  Four months of touring on one compact map.  I’ll call this chapter of my tour The Pontic Alps Explorer.  From Erzurum to Bayburt (with detours).  Haha, I really did start this tour in Erzurum after taking … 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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