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... a whirling dervish show. There was a group of men who go into a religious trance whilst spinning around and it is somehow connected to Islam. The next day, Friday, we had a fairly long drive to Cappadoccia, with a stop along the way to visit a significant dervish tomb and museum. The little town of Goreme and the surrounding hills have the most incredible land formations, due to volcanic activity a very long time ago, and then a combination of conditions to create this site which ...
... same freedoms or choices as in the US, but that is not unique to Muslim cultures.
Turkey, in particular, has been a revelation. I don't think I have been in another country where history, centuries and centuries of it, have been so evident. And, of course, food plays a large part in my enjoyment of a culture, and the food of Turkey is really, really good.
The affluence of Turkey, particularly in relation to the other two countries, is ...
... were magnificent. Even though the route was more difficult, it kind of made it more fun and special. We saw birds of prey, butterflies and even a couple of turtles. Sheer magic! Neil, Karen and Yan waded across the river. Victoria and I patiently kept on until we found a place where the river narrowed and we couple leapfrog over some rocks. Patience is a virtue?
We enjoyed a well ...
... town of Goreme lay below us, illuminated in the setting sun.
We actually had previously attempted to hot air balloon, on our honeymoon in New Zealand, but they had to cancel the trip due to weather conditions. We wanted to maximize the likelihood that we would get to fly in Cappadocia, so I had booked a balloon trip for our very first morning--that way, we would have three more mornings on which to rebook if we couldn't go up on the first day. Since we ...
... day. Tomorrow morning I’ll be getting up at 4:30am to be prepared for my hot air balloon ride. I have been told there is a 5% chance that the flight could be cancelled due to possible wind and/or thermic problems. Fingers crossed I don’t get up at 4:30am to find out I’m not going anywhere!
By seeing Cappadocia today, I also got to cross off my 58th item from my top 100 list. I’m getting ...