Nature and CivilizationWe travelled through the east Turkey from the north down to the south border to Syria. Through the mountainous parts regarded as the Kurdish region of Turkey. I did the journey together with a friend to support a Swedish organization distributing clothes to the Syrian refugee camps. It probably did not take us more than a few hours until we hit the snow storm. We had a pretty neat Wolksvagen Transporter and summer tires. 24 degrees minus, and windy. The road was at many times only one way due to the state of heavy snowing. We saw the vast landscapes of East Turkey, drove on 2000 metres heights and were in awe of the god like sights. Though at times also challenged by nature. For two hours we got stuck at a mountain pass and had to drive as a caravan not to lose any passengers, we were about ten-thirteen vehicles. We came out through the cold and it was such a relief to finally see some of the road. The snow had felt never ending. We saw cities, Erzurum, Diyarbakir and eventually Sivas and Samsun. Civilzations and nature. Close to the Syrian border we no longer had any snow to worry about. The traffic was pretty non existent as in the snowy parts. It was also about eight degrees outside, a huge difference of 32 degrees. It was our fifth day of constant travelling. We touched clouds. /Maurits OtterlooA photoset made for lensblr.
Morning in Karagwe, Tanzania, 2012.
One of my favourite sunrises.
Good morning. Here is a short preview of all the views we have experienced so far. Travelling from tbilisi to Bingöl where we are now has been truly intense. Travel diary will follow when I am back in Sweden. Today we do our last day of our journey before we once start going back home.
We used to break the ice to pass the time.
Mosque of medborgarplatsen, Stockholm.
Winter Community Court Motel.
Kenbee cover #1.
Portrait of a a chandelier boutique and its owner. Taken a originally for a norwegian travel magazine.
Elephants crossed our path, Swaziland 2007.