Living it in a Cave

Trip Start Apr 09, 2009
Trip End Aug 01, 2009

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Flag of Turkey  , Cappadocia,
Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Hey All, I'm in Göreme in Cappadpcia (or Kapadocia as Turks spell it). It's pretty cool here, I've been living in a cave and hanging out with Brazilian documentary makers and a Romanian stem-cell biologist! Got my first night bus out here which was miserable, I'm gong to do the reverse journey this evening, back to Olympos for the Unite in Paradise Reggae Festival! How cool is that? I'm still waiting on my Iranian visa so I thought I might as well. I've been bombing through books since I got here, I found a bookshop and have in but 2 days done a Terry Pratchit and all but the last 20pages of Trainspotting (quite an achievement for me, considering my reading speed is akin to that of a 10 year old). Went on a big day hike with the documetaryists (Gustavo and Angelica) and Victor (biologist) which was frooking stunning! The landscape is just unreal! It's weird volcanic shızzle and there are houses and churches and pigeon holes carved into the cliffs and ''chimneys'' everywhere it is so cool! And we arrived in the one month of green grass where the flowers come out... it's really beautiful. Breathtaking, that's a good one.Victor had rented a bike and it was about as bike friendly terrain as a swamp so he ended up carrying it a good way, and then he left it at a cafe and we went into some great cycling bits! hehehh you cant win them all. We saw some amazing little churches with ancient fresco in them, and there's loads of little patches of grape vines around... Me and Victor had a BBQ with a dude called Achmed in the evening up there, t was well good! Everyone left yesterday so I went on me tod to am underground city (they have a few round here) which was tres weird! I managed not to get claustrophobic (I'm very proud of myself), it went 7 stories down, and the stairs were at most 4foot tall t was mental! They must have been whey short. But it was a full on city with church and stables and winery (pissh heads) even 'Baptism Hole' as the sign referred to it. I ended up getting quite into the place. When I ran up the stairs (ok I wasn't completely cool all of the time but held my nerve petty much) it sounded like the whole place was caving in, just from my rucksack scarping the ceiling! But the echoing was 'mense, I ended up wandering about singing away and then ran into a couple of people and had to stop. But I had it all to myself for the most part which was ace! Anyway, I'm going to make the most of my last day in Cappadocia rather than sit around doing this blogging malarkey. Chau.
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I am le e-mailing you as I doubt you'll look at this. But Jared also has a blog on travelpod at

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