Snow in Summer

I was on my way to Hauraman, some villages high up in the kurdish mountains, and famous for the extreme serpents leading there. It was end of May and the beginning of the iranian summer. The sun was burning and the road going mostly uphill, so when i saw a water place at the side … Continue reading Snow in Summer


Quiet days in ̶C̶l̶i̶c̶h̶y̶ Tbilisi

We were playing a concert in Tbilisi, in a venue called Backstage 76. In the last minute, it was joined by our Couchsurfing host, Christopher Manning, who turned out to be a multiinstrumentalist and experimental musician, and who joined us with his bass clarinette. I quite enjoyed our set, aswell as the concert before us, … Continue reading Quiet days in ̶C̶l̶i̶c̶h̶y̶ Tbilisi

When Roads become Rivers

After slowly curing the hangover and going back over the medieval arch bridge, we continued our way up through the scenic landscape. In this area, close to Turkey, churches were mixed up with mosques. The picturesque town of Khulo. After this town, the road became really bad. The first peak at the snow mountains of … Continue reading When Roads become Rivers

“We can’t stop here, this is Hazelnut Country!”

The next day, when we resurrected from our deep sleep, it was snowing in Akkuş. We still had 60km to go to the Black Sea, and it didn't exactly seem like it was all going down hill. So we hitched another truck going around halfway. The views out of the truck's window were spectacular, although … Continue reading “We can’t stop here, this is Hazelnut Country!”

Salt Lakes, Whirling Derwishes and a Rap Song

It's been almost a month since i was writing here, and there was so much happening since then, that i don't really know where to start or how to split all this up in several posts. Since Ankara we hitchhiked and cycled already around 1500km. We went to Aksaray, where we originally just wanted to … Continue reading Salt Lakes, Whirling Derwishes and a Rap Song