Is it a restaurant, hotel or campsite????, no it is a petrol station. In those places is where we used to sleep while we were traveling in Kurdistan. Always we were very wellcome and even in the most of them the workers gave us some food to recover the energy for the next day.
The most famous ice cream of all Turkey are made in Karamamarash, where we stop to ty them and to verify that their reputation is right.
Men, men and more men in the street drinking tea. Women have their place in the house and only the tourists have the “honor” to sit between them and enjoy the fresh air that in these very hot days is blowing through the alleys of the ancient Bazaar, that seems to transport us to the times of caravans and travelers .
In Urfa everything is ancient, the streets and the parks, the buildings and the fountains, even the barber shops seem to be rescued from a distant past. A city where no one sees what there is but what involves us in a magical atmosphere making our visit to that place an unique experience.
When traveling by bicycle we have the time to see and enjoy amazing places like this one. Very strange rock hanging from the mountain, from where freeze water was falling.
Leaving the south and low lands of Kurdistan, we head toward the Van lake, climbing higher and high. After 5 days we arrived to the upper land where we got amazed with the views of green grass and beautifull hills.