July 2008 Archives

A girl is wrapped in the Kurdish flag in Bismil, Turkey.

Turkey 2008: Kısmet

Jul 20, 2008 | No Comments

First off, I dont remember where I left you in the last update, but from Istanbul, Chris and I took the Eastern path through Turkey - going through Trabzone, Doğubayazıt, and Van. Trabzone was a little lack luster - although for anyone interested in going, I would definitely recommend renting a car a driving the Black Sea Coast - amazing views. Doğubeyazit is know for Mt. Ararat where the mythical Noah's Arc is said to have met it's final resting place. And, having seen it and read some of the evidence for myself (albeit briefly), it does seem somewhat plausible complete with extremely accurate Biblical descriptions correlating to the existing remains...

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Women pray at the Eyup Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey

Turkey 2008: You will understand Turkey when...

Jul 14, 2008 | 5 Comments

Turkey has been amazing as always. The dig went smooth and the tour group I was doing photography for was awesome. It really opened my eyes to some of the social, political, and religious issues facing Turkey that I had not thought about before.

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