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Our Guide Close to the Edge

Just after sunrise on the 5137 meter summit of Mt. Ararat near Doğubayazıt, Eastern Turkey. Then the endless descent to the 4200 meter high camp and all the way back to Doğu.
Dog Biscuit

July 31st 2011
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 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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