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July 31st 2011
Published: July 31st 2011
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The gritty town of Doğubayazıt sits a mere 35 kilometers from the Iranian border in the far flung reaches of Eastern Turkey. From Doğu I began my travels in Turkey after an unplanned stopover in the pleasant city of Erzurum when my luggage was unavoidably detained while transiting through Istanbul from Russia. I had set up a 4 day trip to Mt Ararat with a tour operator via email but it was post... Read Full Entry



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Inner WallsInner Walls
Inner Walls

Seen from inside the city.
Church of Tigran HonentsChurch of Tigran Honents
Church of Tigran Honents

Built in 1215 by a rich merchant.
Inside Tigran HonentsInside Tigran Honents
Inside Tigran Honents

Cool and shady.
Looking Down to the River from Tigran HonentsLooking Down to the River from Tigran Honents
Looking Down to the River from Tigran Honents

The river is the border with Armenia.
MosqueMosque
Mosque

Built in 1072.
Directions to the Silk RoadDirections to the Silk Road
Directions to the Silk Road

Excuse me, could you please tell me how to get to China from here?
Old, Collapsed BridgeOld, Collapsed Bridge
Old, Collapsed Bridge

Part of the Silk Road.
Church of ApostlesChurch of Apostles
Church of Apostles

Built in 1031.
Inner Wall and GateInner Wall and Gate
Inner Wall and Gate

On the way out after 3 hours tooling around.



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