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Phallic rocks and navigational shocks


We caught our train from Istanbul to just outside Cappadocia, sharing with a slightly wary yet sweet old Turkish couple in our four person couchette. The atmosphere warmed up greatly when the man was showing us videos of his day at the seaside in the sea, and the wedding they'd been to - Nich (hi Nich) they do the finger linking line dance here too! We love turkish music and the next day he was playing some from his phone in our carriage. We shared some food of theirs and tried to make conversation...badly. He definitely subscribed to the "repeat and shout louder" school of interpretation.

I wont say much about Cappadocia because the photos will say much more: mental geology, underground cities and cave houses/hotels that are still in use. Oh and Dave hired a scooter today while I went on a tour of the bits we didnt see yesterday on our 20K hike

I'm writing this on the soft-breezy balcony of our hostel with an Italian/German couple who are both studying in Turkey and have been our story swapping and tour buddies and given us loads of advice about the country and chuckles too - Hi Elena and Jonas! Thanks for everything

1 point each today for not getting totally lost despite our best efforts on our hike. yay us!

Posted by rachndave 11:21 Archived in Turkey Tagged tourist_sites

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Huzah! You are keeping us updated. Tip in Istanbul (though it sounds like you've already moved on), if you get scratched by a cat, don't panic about rabies. It turns out its very unlikely. Also, create fish sandwiches to be had be the large bridge near the spice market.

by Alex

Hi Rachel and Dave!!
thanks for the kind words, it was a pleasure to meet you and be your buddies :)
Where are you now?? We hope your trip is going well and safe!! Waiting for the next post...


Elena & Jonas

by Elena&Jonas

It was fabulous and the Mercedes van was very comfortable. I can say that our day tour of Cappadocia was perfect. I booked a private self chosen tour by www.privatetoursinistanbul.com When we skim through site we felt curious about prices but cost was VERY affordable ,flight tickets ,lunch guidance and private car with driver ,that was the tour that we looking for.. This was the BEST tour we have ever had and we all have traveled farely extensively so I consider all of us to be great judges of this experience. I can highly recommend this one to everyone would highly recommend.

by pirharun

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