On a friday evening in October I was driving through the small village of Asagiulupinar, asking locals at a tea-room for a parking lot to spend the night. Like in most of Turkish villages I encountered people who spoke German, as they worked in Germany or still live there. I ended up parking close to the home of Bayram and his brother Mehmet and stayed for a couple of days in Asagiulupinar.

Asagiulupinar is located in mountaineous terrain in Eastern Anatolia and home to the countries biggest aprocot cultivation. Water for irrigation is being pumped from the depth or delivered from the mountains via tubes. The area is nice to explore on a mountainbike.

Like all over Turkey the hospitality in this country is outstanding. I was invited every day in an other turkish home for lunch, dinner or tea.


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