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Ararat!

Our first glimpse of the towering giant that would dominate the sky for days.
Farewell to Turkey (Van to Bazargan)

May 15th 2006
So we stayed in Van longer than planned, trying to make sure our bikes were in full working order before we crossed to Iran. With only 21 days on our visa we did not want to have to make any unsheduled stops. Thanks to Bush, Blair & the “war on terror” it is also impossible to use foreign cards in the numerous ATMs in Iran or to cash travellers cheques - in fact all international banking is c ... read more
Middle East » Turkey » Eastern Anatolia

Turkish Flag Modern Turkey was founded in 1923 from the Anatolian remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire by national hero Mustafa KEMAL, who was later honored with the title Ataturk, or "Father of the Turks." Under his authoritarian leadership, the country adopt... ... read more
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