By DH Koester

Kurds, Kings and Stones

Meet a Kurdish resistance fighter, stopover at the purported touchdown website of Noah’s Ark, attend a Kurdish marriage ceremony, live on a trip to a Turkish haman and stand within the oldest regularly inhabited cost on this planet as you trod within the footsteps of the prophets Abraham and activity. Spend per week with 3 sisters in Tibilisi, capital of Georgia, land of Kings and Queens and dine with a smuggler. Then head for the rugged Caucasus and the distant mountain outpost of Kasbegi at the Russian border the place you discover ways to make katchapuri and drink the neighborhood cognac amidst rusting Russian tanks.

By educate, go back and forth throughout Georgia and into Armenia underneath the shadow of Mt. Ararat—a nation made solely of gray stone with a dismal temper to check. With the immensely gifted daughter of a Russian Politburo member mourn with the remainder of the rustic on the everlasting flame atop a hill marking the genocide of 80 years previous while the Armenians have been approximately extinguished as a humans. eventually, wonder on the origins of Orthodox Christianity in church buildings dug out underneath the earth the place shelter was once sought and hear the main appealing, emotion-drenched tune ever ahead of sung.

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