Monthly Archives: June 2017

Maku to Ezrurum

This was a day of farewells and crossing out of Iran into Turkey. The Iranian process took longer to get out of than Turkey did to enter. On crossing the border, the guards suggested we could remove our head scarfs!

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Urmieh to Maku

We visited Shams tower for morning tea and heard about the horns covering the tower which were supposed to be the animal this man had hunted in one day. The Black church in Chaldoran (a UNESCO World Heritage site) was

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Kandovan to Urmieh

Kandovan was such a stunning location it was a shame to have to pack the cars and head on off. We had decided to have a packed breakfast so we dined on this in a park in Osku where we

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Sarein to Kandovan

We left our hotel and drove to a lovely morning tea stop on a lake. Although our morning tea breaks are only short, it is still good to have a scenic spot for the relax We arrived in Tabriz and

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Wine and more architecture

Wine and More Wine – OleBilbao OLD and NEW Monday dawned sunny and warm and we headed down to the Guggenheim Museum, even though it is closed we wanted to relish the slick titanium skin, contrasted against the smooth pale limestone blocks. Everything glistened in the bright morning sun, reflections of the curved surfaces bounced off the water surrounding the metal walls and the metallic sculptures in the forecourts around the Guggenheim. Did you know that every surface in the building is curved and there are no straight lines thus emphasising the organic flowing lines of this magnificent Frank Gehry masterpiece Tomorrow we’ll visit this amazing museum along with our Silk Road companions Pat and David who we are travelling with around Spain and Portugal in our trusty MGs. Hop on and off buses have always been a favourite and quick way of acquainting ourselves with a city. We cruised around the narrow streets enjoying the views from the top deck. We were diverted by police a few times into the back streets because of a rally of thousands of people marching along the main thoroughfare of the city. Red, white and Green flags and banners waving, fire crackers exploding, releasing clouds of smoke. How We hopped off a The Mercado de la Ribera one of the largest fresh food markets in Europe and we arrived just in time for some Pintxos which we enjoyed with a beer and Sangria. So many delicious sweet and savoury munchies to choose from – what a treat!

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