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Jul 12, 2008 - Malatya

Four hours bus thru flat, open, dry fields - growing season must be in winter, cool, wetter...small rectangular plots 2-20 acres, irrigated it's corn & some other grain. Cannot figure ownership since there are no fences or farmsteads, only small villages once in awhile. Then we came to a long, green valley N. of Capidochia(Kirsehir), lots of tall windbreak-type poplars, sunflower fields, vegie plots. Saw quite a few small combines out in fields harvesting wheat?! Now into more mtnous area(even snowcapped), near Kayseri, valley is quite...

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Apr 9, 2006 - malatya

dear nader, the bus ride from antep completely drained me, & i have only eaten baklava (not nearly as good as my 1st antep baklava), lays paprika chips, 3 nescafes (giong on 4) & 1 fanta portakal. so i guess it's of no wonder that i feel pooey. but i'm here now in the agri heartland; unwinding, with yet another nescafe & sitting on a terrace by a reclaimed aquaduct & drainage canal. the sound of water roaring down the canal is soothing, as is the soft murmur of people socializing. i'm not sure if what i'm living is what i expected, i mean...

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Jul 22, 2005 - Heads will roll

Take one mediocre Anatolian king, Antiochus I Epiphanes (64-38 B.C.), with severe delusions of grandeur which led him to believe he was on par with the gods and a big mountain with incredible vistas, and you have the makings of a kick butt tourist attraction 2000 years later. He ordered a massive funerary mound built atop Nemrut Dağı with massive statues of himself and the gods on either side. Its an effort and a half to get to the summit, but we wasted no time whatsoever in doing so. We got roped into a tour immediately after stepping off...

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