Sitting in an internet cafe looking out at the most extraordinary village…. picture fantastical flinstones.. and you’ll start to get the picture. Am in Goreme, Turkey… home of Faerie Chimneys – these are land formations that I can’t even begin to describe. History is admittedly sketchy. Once thought that monks moved in, and lit candles at night.. the villagers then thought the faeries (which seems the same as ‘ghosts’ here) were living in the pillars. In only three days, I’ve seen so much. So great to see my wandering daughter, who has taught me already that we don’t need showers nor clean clothes.. ever. It’s all coming back to me from my backpacking days.
Turkey is much like Iran, so as soon as I hit Istanbul I felt like ‘home’. Huka pipes, chai shops.. the gand bizaar are amazing. Turkey is brighter, more colourful, people so lovely. so far i have stayed in a multimillion dollar mansion (where the dress is currently safely awaitng us), and now in a 8 dollar a night cave. the dress already has it’s own story to tell… dungeons and dragging. okay, I won’t say more incase the bride-to-be discovers this blog. She leaves Canada in a few days, so I’ll be safe to say more than.
i’d type better but I am on a turkish keyboard.. and it’s a touch confusing.
Megan’s turn on the internet, then we will search out dinner… turkish food very good.
Cappodocia means ‘the land of beautiful horses’ so named when the persians invaded and discovered
extraordinary horses. Also i was in an underground city that goes back 4000 years….. very strange…
Post Trip Addendum: Ha! Did I never write about the first day in Istanbul? Yes, my darling daughter made sure I was immersed… mosques, the grand bazaar where she led me to a piece of jewellery she had discovered much like my Iranian jewellery stolen years ago.. and now, unfortunately worth $1000, a hooka pipe with apple tobacco – hmm – she is just like her papa, thinks there is nothing ‘wrong’ with hooka tobacco!, turkish coffee, lovely turkish lunch, spice bazaar, ‘a cruise’, bahklava.. and the night with her lovely ‘family’!