First we drove to Villach (Austria) and took the Optima Express car-train to Edirne (Turkey). From there we travelled through the West, South and South-East of Turkey for about one month : Edirne - Canakkale - Assos - Balikesir - Selcuk - Lake Bafa - Dalyan - Fethiye - Antalya - Egirdir - Konya - Urgup - Samandag - Gaziantep - Urfa - Malatya - Diyarbakir - Mardin - Batman - Tatvan - Van - Dogubeyazit.
We crossed the border at Gurbulak/Bazargan and travelled through Iran for about 5 weeks : Tabriz - Zanjan - Hamadan - Kashan - Qom - Esfahan - Yazd - Tabas - Mashhad - Bojnurd - Minudasht - Gorgan - Babolsar - Rasht - Zanjan - Tabriz and back to Turkey.
For the final part of our trip we followed the Black Sea coast and visited Central Anatolia for another month before returning to Edirne : Dogubeyazit - Kars - Artvin - Ayder - Trabzon - Ünye - Tokat - Sungurlu - Ankara - Emirdag - Altinoluk - Assos - Canakkale - Gokceada - Sarkoy - Edirne and back home via Austria.
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The places you see mentioned here are only the names of the towns we slept in. Of course we visited a lot more places and we did many sidetrips to other cities, remote villages, historical places,etc... but you can see and read more about that on the picture pages !
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