Hoşap Castle and Lake Van Van is famous for its breakfast. Usually tourist and locals have to go to the ‘Breakfast street’ to taste it. However, I got the breakfast served by my couchsurfing host in Van! Street in Van. Tea square in Van. Hoşap Castle looks like it’s a fairytale. It was the last caravan stop in the Ottoman Empire before going into the wilderness. View from Hosap Castle Another view from Hosap Castle. Back in Van. Time for tea and kebab. Shopping in style in the streets of Van. Approaching Van Kalesi from the other side. Tea garden at the entrance of Van Kalesi. Van Kalesi. A scenic castle in Eastern Turkey. View on the city of Van and it’s surrounding moutains seen from Van Kalesi. Camping on the hills around Lake Van. Next morning I’ll take the boat to Akdamar Island. Sunset at Lake Van. Akdamar Island can be seen on the left side of the lake. My destination for tomorrow morning.