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... a ride, and not the kind we wanted.
Including time differences, our transit from our Munich hotel to Turkish hostel was 14 hours, where we covered all the major modes of transport - train to airport (which split in half en route to make its way to a different destination!), plane to Istanbul, minibus transfer to the bus station, and big bus to our hostel. Despite expecting mayhem with all these connections and our mysterious phone call in the night, we were stoked that ...
... so far.
We maneuvered through tunnels that were about 10-15 metres high. There were no safety standards on this tour!
Again we had delicious local food and visited a number of other villages. One village called Cemilkoy was built by the Greeks in the early 1900's when it was common for Greeks and Turks to live together.
We visited more churches and pigeon houses. The people created these pigeon ...
... the rest, but suffice it to say that the stuff they gave me at the pharmacy here was worth what I paid for it...that is to say very little! Well...lesson learned. Someone please remind me next time. For my last day in Goreme, I was not going to be here long enough to take a day tour. I decided to set out by myself instead for a walk/hike. Let's just say I only made it about a kilometer outside of town before turning back. Oh well...there are worse ways ...
... but maybe that is a Hollywood thing 50TL. Di had seen a comparable show in Istanbul but thought this one was more spiritual.
Back to Goreme for dinner at the Dilek Campground, trying Ciftlik Kebab [lamb stew with peas and carrots]. It was so so at best and the meals took a long time to prepare. Between the early rise and the raki, I just wanted out of there.
Tired, some journal stuff and downloaded the day's pix. Bed c 2145.
... Believe in this pottery we came across Matt Clifton and his wife from Bathurst, He was as staggered as we were.
Have to be up at 4.30am for Hot air Balloon trip over this amazing place, back for brekkie then another tour after which we fly to Istanbul, then early rise for plane to Athens. So not sure when we will get back no to this.
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