Tibet to Kathmandu to the Caucasus to Eastern Turkey to Iraqi Kurdistan

After our time in Tibet, we crossed the border into Nepal, spent a few days in Kathmandu and then flew out to Azerbaijan via Dubai.  Then we went overland from Baku to Georgia, with a brief detour to Yerevan and back.  From Georgia we crossed over into Eastern Turkey, where we spent quite a bit of time looking at old Armenian, Georgian, Kurdish and other sites.  Places we visited included Trabzon, Erzurum, Kars, Van, Diyarbakir, Sanliurfa, Mardin, Midyat.  We were joined in Diyarbakir by a friend, with whom we traveled into Iraqi Kurdistan, all the way to Erbil.  After a few days in Istanbul we flew back to the Washington, D.C., where I started a new job.

I wrote posts covering some of this itinerary, but sadly never finished them.  At some point I may put up first draft type posts from this section of our trip…