Kurdistan (not in Irak, but the Kurdish Areas in Turkey)

Bitlis (Turkey), 01.05.2013

One day you’re lucky, some other day you’re less so. Tonight we dream about our camping site under the stars at the foot of Mount Nemrut. We arrived in Bitlis because we couldn’t find a place to camp in the mountains west of lake Van. There is construction everywhere, and military camps in every town and in between towns also sometimes. The atmosphere doesn’t feel like sleeping outdoors. So we opted for the only hotel in a shabby mountain town, with run down concrete buildings and only men on the streets and shops. No dinner tonight, we’re exhausted and a glass of white wine we brought all the way from Comporta (Portugal) will do for tonight. Continue reading “Kurdistan (not in Irak, but the Kurdish Areas in Turkey)”

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