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Mardin Markets, Dara Ruins and an old Monastery….

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Marvellous Mardin – Alleyways and Arches

Still in Mesopotamia, Mardin is amazing.  Its original habitation apparently dates back to 4000 BC  and, like Harran, it is considered one of the longest continuously inhabited places on earth. Mardin began its current life as a fortified hilltop castle … Continue reading

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Behind closed doors…. Run down on the Silk Road?!

The two young Turkish guys that welcomed us into our chosen hostel in Mardin must not have known what hit them when these two girls turned up around six o’clock at night and turned down cups of tea and a … Continue reading

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