AsianetApril 6, 2013 04:01
The four of us sat in the dolmus, eating Yusuf's almonds and debating the best way for me to visit Deyrulzafaran Monastery. The Syrian orthodox monastery and former seat of the church's patriarch is 10 kilometers from Mardin and our dolmus. Chomping away we all disagreed on the best way to go. According to the Suryani (Syriac/Assyrian) man I had tea with in the market, a reliable source if there was one, I could get to the monastery using only dolmuses and it would take no time or money at all. When I told the dolmus driver my plan he laughed and told me to sit down.