Jill had been to Cappadocia, on a previous trip to Turkey, and she wanted to share the experience with me on this trip.
Jill had set up pretty much everything about this trip and did an amazing job.
She has no interest in being a travel agent, but she could be one, if she wanted to and I am grateful that she took care of all the big, and little things, that came up.
As a psychotherapist, I definitely need a break and this trip was the perfect remedy for anything that was ailing me.
Jill had our tour company, Rock Valley Travel, set up most of our trip in Turkey and worked with them on the flights, trains, hotels, and everything else that we were going to do.
I think back to what she had to do, and with a very limited budget, and am constantly amazed at how easily Jill can get things done.
Jill is truly amazing.
We took the bus to one of the Istanbul airports, of which there are two, and waited for a few hours after checking in.
There are two airports in Istanbul, one for cheap flights and one for the long haul more expensive flights.
We were doing a 60 minute cheap flight, on Turkish Airlines, so we went to the cheap flight one.
That being said, our flight was on time and there was food.
Yes, there was food.
On a 60 minute flight there was a meal that was quite yummy.
It had a sandwich, eggplant salad, and chocolate mousse.
The total of this flight was about $85.00 USD.
I don’t think any of the US carriers do anything as nice as that and it was a very pleasant surprise.
Little known fact: Turkish Airlines goes to more destinations than any other airline in the world.
We arrive in Cappadocia and were met by our driver, who was quite nice but spoke very little English, and a few other travelers waiting to get a ride to their hotel.
We drove in with him, about a 40 minute drive to Goreme, the town in Cappadoccia where we’d be staying, and I was blown away.