Farewell to Capadocia

Schoolchildren in Goreme, Cappadocia, Turkey

Another fourteen hour bus ride begins at 8:00pm tonight. As such, we are spending our final hours in Goreme. We explored the open air museum and provided songs and candy to a music class at the local school. Soon, we will be lugging our big packs down to Hassan’s (as we call the Goreme Restaurant) for our final meal there. We have been partaking of their mezze – hummous and vegetable type spreads eaten on white bread – every night since arriving. We also had a dramatic evening of raki and backgammon last night. Turks may hate me for saying it, but I prefer the Greek ouzo to the Turkish licorice liquor offering because it has more flavour.

As if to hurry us on our way, menacing clouds have rolled in and we experienced the first bit of drizzle since arriving.

Author: Milan

In the spring of 2005, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in International Relations and a general focus in the area of environmental politics. In the fall of 2005, I began reading for an M.Phil in IR at Wadham College, Oxford. Outside school, I am very interested in photography, writing, and the outdoors. I am writing this blog to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, provide a more personal view of graduate student life in Oxford, and pass on some lessons I've learned here.

2 thoughts on “Farewell to Capadocia”

  1. Shortly before racing out of Goreme to catch up with the bus to Istanbul, we met an incredibly enthusiastic Irishman named Ruairi Osborne. Traveling for months with just a small pack and a laptop, it was his aspiration to make it to Beirut within 24 hours of leaving Goreme (in central Turkey), traveling through Damascus.

    Before he boarded his bus, he gave me the URL for the site where he keeps his photos.

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