Flying High in Cappadocia
Trip Start Aug 12, 2009
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After a couple of days, we headed to Antalya, staying in the old city, feeling like we had just found a seaside Florence. However, 39 degrees and humid, we decided to get to fabulous Cappadocia.
The images and stories we could show would never do it justice, but this is truly a fairytale landscape that every child and those adults still wanting to be children should visit
Among the many wonderful people we have met so far, Henry and Will, two Kiwis driving a battered Volvo from Amsterdam to here could well be the most wacky yet. Their tales of bribing east European officials are legendary. Although our Welsh friend cycling from Caerphilly to China comes high on the list too.
Last night was the end of Ramadan, so no more canon firing when it is time to eat in the evening and no more drummers beating the streets at 3.30am to wake people up to eat in the mornings. We shall kind of miss it.
However, of all of the many highlights of this journey so far, this morning we arose at 5am to take a hot air balloon trip across Cappadocia. So amazing that words fail us, perhaps the pictures will help.