Friday, January 06, 2006

Travel

Last summer the ultimate destination of my summer travels was the eastern tip of Turkey. Now, it's the location of the current Turkish bird flu outbreak. Three teenagers have died in Doğubayazıt, at the foot of Mount Ararat, and now the town is under quarantine. Meanwhile, there are more human cases in Van, a bit to the south (I didn't make it there), and there are outbreaks in poultry in Erzurum and Iğdır, where I also visited. It's a beautiful area; I hope things don't get worse.

Meanwhile, today I committed to Tanzania for my elective next summer. I ordered two books on Swahili...

3 comments:

Bil The Man said...

Holy Shit, Tanzania! Wow, how long will you be there?

Tall Medstudent said...

Probably six weeks...

Xyzzy said...

Please careful! I've heard that in Tanzania, abductions by lions are on the rise. http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory?id=1490160

As one of my beloveds was recently abducted, I am ever vigilant to warn my friends where dangers lurk.