Arrived in Erzurum in Turkey after a pretty good border crossing at the Iranian border. The car is running well and we had an uneventful 606km journey. Just on the Turkey side of the border we saw Mt Ararat’s 5165m snow covered peak. The Anatolian plateau was impressive, we are in high really country, mostly over 5000ft above sea level. The Polat Renaissance Erzurum hotel we are staying at tonight is at 7000ft. The car really runs out of breath at these altitudes. Tomorrow we head off for Kozakli, then to Abant Lake, and Istanbul on Monday.
Blog entries for 28 and 29 September now added. I will try to get round to updating the runs to Samarkand, Tashkent, Turkmenabat, Ashgabat, Gorgon, and Rasht in the next few days.