A cup of home

Trip Start Oct 25, 2008
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Trip End Dec 05, 2010


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Flag of Turkey  , Cappadocia,
Saturday, March 6, 2010

So I'm sitting here in a lovely lil coffee house across the street  from the bus station check out time was at 10 so I've got 2 hours to kill before i  hit the road again Thus i'm adding an entry.

This cup of coffee is perfect for a cold and windy day the first one that tastes close to home I've come to realize most of the world drinks either tiny lil espresso style coffees or frothy cappuccino style coffee recently i learnt that the  term americano refers to how i enjoy my coffee, however i never even requested what sort of coffee this morning he just knew and it was great.

The adventure continues (destination Aleppo)
So this next lil bit of the trip information has been a touch hard to come by but i think i got it mostly figured out (will let you guys know once i arrive)
From what i understand i go from goreme to Adana then to antakya (hatay) where i will probably spend the night and then (if my info is up to date) jet bus company offers  a 9am and 12 departure direct to Aleppo (roughly 3.5 hours)
I will confirm if this all worked when i arrive but i've checked with several sources and i think it should be fine, i just thought i would toss  this up as upon googleing and wikitravel / lonely planet research I've found it hard to come back detailed information as most offer conflicting advice.

I'm not sure what my next country will be like and thats pretty exciting I've really enjoyed turkey and i know i could easily spend another 2 weeks here and still not see it all however I've once again been hit by that urge to push on and see what lies  around the corner.

   Yesterday was another nonproductive day and really i should have pushed on yesterday as it was raining so hard that it was raining sideways at times which left little to do in a area that is all based on hiking several valley trails. Today isn't much better thus far its dry but the clouds look heavy i guess i should be grateful that we at least got 1 nice sunny day to go exploring the out of this planet landscape.
On a strange note I really seen a cultural misunderstanding as the hostel owner freaked out on one of  the English lads over nothing really i just think he miss took English sarcasm and tone as  even i have difficulties at time knowing if hes serious or trying to be funny.

   The English lads left early this morning pushing east, it was very nice to have met them as wondering around Maritain valleys is always more fun (and safer) with good company  
 and this time of year i doubt i would have met any other travelers as the town is all but deserted in the off season.
    Once again i hit the road alone eager to see what the next destination holds who i will meet next, as much as i love meeting people on the road i really love the random encounters and experiences that traveling alone brings.

Final note:
I'm not sure how the internet is once i cross the boarder and what sites i will have access too so there is a odd chance i may not update for 15 days (the amount of time my visa has)
Cheers
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