It’s the middle of December and we’re taking the longest road possible from the North-East to the South-West corner of Anatolia, through East Turkey, or North Kurdistan, or Western Armenia – depending on who you’re speaking to.
I choose Hostel Romantik for two simple reasons: 1. It’s the cheapest, and 2. It has some of the worst reviews on the internet.
Ever since I first stumbled across Onnik Krikorian’s blog while living in Armenia two years ago, I had been saving up conversations I wanted to have with him – What changes has he seen since first arriving in the South Caucasus? What were his thoughts about the ongoing conflict, and how did he build up relationships with impoverished and marginalised people in the region in order to take such intimate photographs?