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Trip Report Turkey - Live report

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I'm currently in Goreme (Cappadocia) the first leg of my trip, arrived last night . Flew direct from IAD to IST and then to Kayseri. Very uneventful and on time flights. Was met at the airport by a van sent by the Kelebek Hotel which has more than meet my expectation. Woke up this morning promptly at 5am to the beautiful sound of the Call to Prayer. After listening until it was finished fell back to sleep and not sure what woke me, but as I draw the blinds my eyes behold the most spectualar sight that one waking up can witness, the sight of about no less than 40 balloons of all colors lining the skies over Goreme. Of course I had to pull my camera and frreze trap this sight. After about 30 mins snapping away I went back to sleep and was again woking up by the Call to Prayer at which time I decided that I should get up and go down to breakfast which has an assortment of everything for the palate.

After breakfast I went to the front desk to register since I'd arrived late the night before and to,get directions to a market to buy a deodarnt since I left without packing one. This give me an opportunity to familiarized myself with the town which is really not that hard. After getting my deodorant went back to the hotel showered and headed the Goreme Open Air Musemum with some picture taking along the way.

Tomorrow I'm being picked up by Kapadpyka Balloons at 4:40am and then meeting with Walking Mehmet at 10:30 for a guided hike.

Impressions, the Turkish people are amazing, beautiful, friendly and helpful people. I especially love their reaction when I say what little Turkish words I know. The weather has far exceeded my expectations, because even though it's on the chilly side one would not know or feel it with the abundance of sunshine on a clear blue sky day. Tomorrow is expected to be even nicer especially for my balloon ride considering there was snow flurries this morning.

I'll report more if I can.

Happy Travels!

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