Admiring the view. /Pentax
The film crew made use of our Land Rovers! /Pentax
The recording of a music video with the Ishak Pasa as a backdrop. /Pentax
Pia and Lina in Kurdish folkdress, and sandals... /Pentax
Milan and friends dancing in the sunset. /Pentax
After a couple of nights camping in Dogubayazit we went in search for somewhere nice to spend a couple of days waiting for a package from Sweden. We ended up in Diyadin, the highest situated town in Turkey about 70 km west of Dogubayazit. Diyadin, which is mainly a kurdish town, is known for its thermal springs (rich in sulphate which gives an interesting smell to the whole town). It also used to have quite strong connections with the PKK, but this is apparently changing.
We never managed to solve the problem with the package but after one week in a former hotel (now a pension for teachers and nurses) we have made some real good friends and been given a unique opportunity to really get to know Turkey. We´ve experienced late evening barbeque with newly made friends, dancing to live turkish music at the Diaydin/Agri annual police party, a personal sightseeing tour of Agri, endless hot baths and an unforgettable amount of hospitality and friendliness.
Tanja contemplating the 65 degrees hot water in our hotel pool. /Pentax