Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Go East!

Ulu Cami complex (detail): not often you'll see grapes on a mosque 

After what seemed like an interminable winter, spring has finally come to Turkey, and our thoughts turn increasingly towards our next trip to Hasankeyf. Of course you can visit all year round, but the town's surroundings are certainly breathtaking in spring and early summer.

Over the next couple of weeks, we'll be sharing some pictures of Hasankeyf and the neighbouring region, kicking off with some snaps of Diyarbakır. We're starting with this incredible city mainly because if you want to include it on your Hasankeyf itinerary, you'll should hurry up: its airport is closed for scheduled renovation work from June 1 to Sept. 1.

The view from the city walls goes on for ever...

The Diyarbakır breakfast: a truly wonderful thing

So, what are you waiting for?

-- Helen


  1. Diyarbakır has been one of our favorite cities since we moved to Turkey almost four years ago. We've been there twice but your article makes us think that it's time for another visit. Thanks for reminding us.

  2. You're welcome... And do drop by Hasankeyf if you head out that way!