Monday, August 25, 2014

Doing the Happy Dance!

Ayşe, clutching a VERY large bundle of basil, in her community garden plot.

Awhile back my good friend, Ayşe, emailed me to tell me that she was going to be visiting her mother in Turkey around the same time that Bro and I will be there. Even though Ayşe's hometown is not that far away from Cappadocia, she's never been there before and I've longed teased her about this. What? You're Turkish and you've never been to Cappadocia?

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Trip Planning and Resources.

The *papers*, minus passport, that I'm bringing with me on this trip.

The year was 2006.  The trip was Peru.  My first in ages.  Although I was doing a conducted tour with G Adventures (then known as Gap Adventures), I still had to do a bit of planning.  My resource?  A Roughs Guide book on Peru.  That was it.  Next trip was Egypt and Jordan and two more guide books.  After that it was India, Nepal, and Tibet and three more guidebooks.  This trip I have no guidebook except for the two Lonely Planet books I bought back in 2008 when I first went to Turkey.