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Visiting Lake Van was one of the highlights of my week long whistle-stop trip round South-Eastern Turkey. It was somewhere I had always been intrigued by, having seen some photos of it in a National Geographic magazine, and read about the "train-ferry" running between Tatvan and Van, a vital link in the Istanbul to Teheran railway, described in a book by Paul Theroux. Not to mention hearing about the Van cats, one eye green and the other blue. I will also include the city of Mardin on this page, as VT is yet to include a page for this city. It was supposed to be the last stop on our journey around the South-East before heading back to school and exams in Damascus, but because of the bloody-minded border guards, we were forced to spend an extra night in Nusaybin, a non-descript town opposite the Syrian town of Qamishle, another non-descript place.

For more about my travels in Turkey, click <a href="http://www.virtualtourist.com/m/.133814/188/?s=Q">HERE!</a>

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  • Last visit to Van: Mar 2000
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  • ania70pl's Profile Photo
    Oct 2, 2003 at 1:42 PM

    This is a part of Turkey which I haven't seen yet. But I will, I'm sure. Great page, thanks.

  • cbeaujean's Profile Photo
    Jan 30, 2003 at 10:44 AM

    sharing in my mardin and van pages some of your impressions!

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Jan 3, 2003 at 1:27 AM

    Absolutly great! Thanks for sharing your experienses, from all over Turkey.



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