do not expect, that you may enter the palace at regular times.
We actually had to wait some time for the guide, who was booked by the Rotel-company and he finally made the tour through the ruins just for us.
Everybody knows it .Going on traveling is nice and this is the happiest part but what about returning home and having to do same road which you already know and the friends your are about to leave ,these are the sad part .Always have with you some paper napkins to use when you start crying...
Bevare of mean dogs , especially from the ones who are black and come by morning time to the beds which are not yet done.
They eat and lick whatever they find in the close neighbourhoud and love to sneak around and hide any sock or bag or jewelleries like bracelets in velvet bags....
You can see here Diane with Geoff when he was leaving Istanbul .Diane was going to take Delta Flight 73 from Istanbul to USA on January 6th , 2002 flight has been cancelled and we lost her trace .
We hope and pray to find her somewhere in the world or back in Istanbul soonest possible.
She is kindly requested to send an email to the author who loves her
When going from Van to Akdamar be sure to agree on the price with a bus driver (dolmuþ). Usually they stop in the village a few km before the ferry dock and ask extra money for the remaing km.