Ishak Paşa Sarayı, East Turkey

In our last blog post – part one of our east Turkey road trip – we took you to Muradiye Şelalesi (waterfalls) in the Van region. In today’s post, we’re heading north and back into the Ağrı region. We pass very close to the border with Iran and it’s strange to see road signs reading, […]

Turkish Food – Famously Eating Our Way Through Patnos, Ağrı

Most of our overnight stays in eastern Turkey were spent in our friend’s apartment in Patnos where she teaches. Amazingly, we don’t have a single photo of Patnos itself – it’s a small town, no landmarks to speak of, and as soon as we set foot off the bus from Erzurum, you could almost feel […]

Turkish Food Focus: This Isn’t Just Any Köfte, This Is Doğubeyazıt Köftesi!

While we were away, our hope was to try as many different local foods as possible. In Eskişehir, we were recommended to try their famous Tatar çiğ börek and it didn’t take many detective skills to hunt it down. This börek is everywhere! Out of duty to this blog, and out of curiosity, Barry tried […]