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Istanbul to Van

January 17th, 2008

Episode 45 of 613 episodes

Every night the TransAsya Express departs from Istanbul heading for Tehran. It takes three days and two nights to reach its destination, time enough for you to leave the European lifestyle of western Turkey far behind. Saul Taylor took the train as far as Van in the Kurdish corner of the country. This is the story of Monocle's journey on the slow train east.

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