I’m writing this in Goreme, Turkey on the patio of our hotel. There’s a cool breeze rustling through the trees and in front of me I can see a vast landscape of rock jutting up high into the air. Every so often I can see windows and doors cut out into this rock telling me that these rocks are homes to people living in this area. Behind me is my hotel room – also in a cave inside of rock. It’s idyllic really. Idyllic is the best word to describe everything that I’ve seen and done over the past month and now in Goreme, my second to last stop, I am coming to the realization of how sad I am that it is soon to be over.
I know that I’ve talked about the excitement I have of coming home – and I am very excited to go home next Thursday after one year abroad! It’s just that, well, home is home and sometimes it can be boring, predictable, and very little adventure can come of it. Living abroad this year in Italy was an adventure, now travelling through Europe with my sisters has been adventure – my heart yearns for adventure!
*Side note: I blame my parents for introducing me to my love of travelling. It’s their fault I can think of nothing else but the places I have yet to explore!*
Alright. Since it’s impossible to sum up each place I’ve been with words I will post a picture – just one picture – of every city we’ve visited. Ready?
And so there you have it. We are off to Istanbul tomorrow which I am looking forward to with great anticipation. Our last stop before Thalia leaves for Switzerland and Lyss and I head on home!
Until next time…