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About the AuthorCareer journalist turned traveler, Bernard Ollivier believes that walking has the power to transform. His publications include Out of Istanbul, numerous travel guides, both adult and young adult novels, and Life Begins at Sixty. In 2000, he founded the Seuil ("Threshold") Association, helping troubled teens get back on track through walking. He lives in Normandy, France.
Author 1Bernard Ollivier
Book DescriptionHeading east out of Istanbul, Ollivier takes readers step by step across Anatolia and Kurdistan, bound for Tehran. Along the way, we meet a colorful array of real-life characters Selim, the philosophical woodsman old Behcet, elated to practice English after years of self-study Krishna, manager of the Lora Pansiyon in Polonez, a village of Polish immigrants the hospitable Kurdish women of Dogutepe, and many more. We accompany Ollivier as he explores bazaars, mosques, and caravansaries-true vestiges of the Silk Road itself-and through these encounters and experiences, gains insight into the complex political and social issues facing modern-day Turkey.
Country of OriginUnited States of America (USA)
LanguageEnglish
Number of Pages320
Publication Date18/Jun/19
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing