Yusufeli’s nice (though less like an Italian restaurant than it sounds)

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We spent a few days hanging out in Yusufeli. It’s a nice little town, spanning a waterway that’s in between brook and river, and in between babbling and raging. We’re taking things relatively slowly through Turkey, there’s no reason not to after ten months on the road, so we mooched around in our hotel a little, strolled the streets and accepted cups of tea from locals who picnicked on the riverbanks. On one walkabout we came upon an unexpected castle, and that was excellent.

Because we’ve spent a lot of time in the tropics this year, and because we’ve constantly been moving from one place to another, there have been few occasions where we have noticed a change in seasons. But it is decidedly autumnal here in Turkey. We’re enjoying the autumn colour especially, and the satisfaction of having reason to put an extra blanket on the bed.

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