Balloon ride and overnight bus to Pamukkale
Trip Start Apr 16, 2006
39Trip End Jun 07, 2006
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Anyhow, I decided to do a balloon ride over Cappadocia to make up for it. So here is the bird's eye view of the landscape there. Unfortunately it was not until the next day that I realized my camera settings were switched onto the wrong thing so the photos aren't as good as I would like
As you can see the weather was more than a little icky too. Everyone was pretty much soaked with rain and shivering by the time we were up in the air. But it was very pretty up there. I stood next to a woman named Irene from Australia and we talked almost the whole time. It was a good conversation. One of the tourguides made fun of our talking in Turkish after we landed (thinking I couldn't tell what she was saying) but I really didn't care... after all I have had to regularly listen to the second-hand babblings of loud tourguides while on my holiday. So turnabout is fair play I suppose. ;)
The food is very good here (and I can finally eat some chicken since there's no bird flu around!) but I will say that I am becoming tired of eggs. Every day eggs. Boiled or fried, there they are for breakfast and lunch wherever I seem to be. I have always loved eggs but I will soon start having nightmares of them I think.
One thing I didn't mention before is the way Turks and Egyptians share food. Egyptian people tend to reach over a table and eat off of eachother's plates without asking, and because they were comfortable with me I had a few people do this to my food too
Turkish people generally don't eat off of eachother's plates unless offered (usually before someone starts eating). There have been many times when I have dined with local people where all of the food for a meal was presented on one plate and everyone in the group ate from it with their forks or with bread. They don't really worry much about getting crumbs on the table or anything, its pretty much just a free for all. Saves on dishwashing I suppose! :)
Ok, that is all for now!