Enjoy a few street scenes from the town of Iğdır (my terrible Turkish pronunciation makes the name sound like “Eyedurr”), the town which sits at the base of Mt Ararat. According to the story, Noah marched his folks and fauna off of the 17,000 foot peak, let the wildlife loose and turned to the business of repopulating the earth.
Iğdır is the Turkish name for the town which Noah and his offspring started up. Most of the signs seem to indicate that Iğdır is the agricultural center of the eastern Turkish province bearing the same name. Famous mountain or not, tourists were nowhere to be seen, and I casually pretended not to notice the many stares I received out on the street. Nobody speaks any English out here, so pack a little extra confidence if you head out this way.