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... lasts for 2 hours by which
time you are left wondering just how much closer to Allah they can get. And
certainly what time the last bus home is. For all my cynicism they were
impressive, which was a word we couldn’t use about the only camp site in Konya.
We arrived at 2.00pm on the day of the Eid, when goats are slaughtered for the forthcoming
feast. Unfortunately the impromptu slaughterhouse was next door to us and
families used ...
... and the 150+ balloons looked incredible. I will never forget this one crowded hour.
After the hour was up, we landed in a field, had a traditional glass of champagne with cherry juice and were back in the hotel for breakfast by 7.30am. What a way to start the day.
After a quick feed and a cheeky snooze, we were back on the bus at 9am for our full day tour of the region. Yasha had told us that the people traditionally lived in three places: river-beds, caves and ...
... allowed. It's all about the journey. More riding through alien landscapes, past stone cities, canyons, valleys and plateaus of reds, clays, grays, pinks. I stopped and asked a tour guide to take my picture. When I asked him how his day was going, he said he hoped his Asian group understood him. Then he told me which place to visit next. I rode slower than most of the traffic on those highways, like a biker granny pulling over for cars. So what? I'm on a freaking motorcycle! ...
... a bus to Nevsehir and then transfer to a bus for Goreme there, total travel time 10 hours. So for one extra hour of my time I can take the bus, with transfer service and way less connections- seems like a no brainer to me and I definitely made the right choice. It is super easy to take the bus in Turkey. Just turn up to the station and the many helpful vendors will make sure you get on the next possible bus. Buying train tickets is quite complicated and needs to be done ...
... and the weather report wasn't too bad. After waking at 5am and having a short but detailed discussion with myself about sleep vs hiking up a hill at 5am, I decided to brave the early morning to go and watch the balloons from the ground. Oh so worth it! I still can't believe the sheer amount of balloons that were up in the air at one time and how with such ease they just... floated... The control that the pilots have of their balloons is ...