Epic European Cycle : 2015-10-18 : To Venice

Type Name Description Service Provider Cost Notes Actions
General Info Cultural Norms Don't be an asshole in Italy $0.00
Type Name Service Provider Origin Destination Cost Notes Actions
Bus Shuttle from Göreme to airport Göreme Nevşehir Kapadokya Airport $18.00 Arranged by Brent
Ferry Water Bus to Venice Alilaguna Venice airport Venice Ospidale Stop $45.00 Blue Line
Flight To Venice with Turkish Airlines Tripair Nevşehir Kapadokya Airport NAV Venice VCE $525.00 The reservation code is: 2299J9
TK 2007. 9:05 from NAV to IST (10:25), term D
TK 1871. 11:50 from IST to VCE (13:20)
Type Name Service Provider Confirmation Location Cost Notes Actions
Pension Melusina Budget Booking.com Venice $380.00 3 nights
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Andrea is very helpful and knowledgeable and offered several excellent personalized suggestions for what to do in Venice. Fantastic, convenient location. Strong WiFi.

Trip Log

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Oy. I cannot keep my nose out of other people's business.

Brent and I met Brent G the night we arrived in Göreme. He spent a bunch of time with us, wearing his travel agent hat, getting to know us a bit and getting to know what we wanted to do. He was clearly focused on providing discount services to hiking types.

As we spent some time exploring and hiking around Göreme, I found something that I've found in a few places before - great hiking opportunities, with little to no good information about said hiking opportunities. So, naturally I slammed Brent G with all of my ideas about how he might further develop a service center for hikers.

On our last day in Cappadocia, we had lunch with him to discuss further, and then met him again later for dinner and further discussion. He was already angling in the direction of a hiker service center, but was a little stymied as to how he might do that. Some in-depth conversation with avid hikers (ie. me and Brent) helped to clarify and solidify a lot of things and it sounds like he is off to the races with developing what he is calling "Hiker's Korner", which will be a gathering place, information center, and service center for hikers. We have been helping to develop a plan to bring in some volunteer tourists to properly document hikes in the area. We're really excited about the whole thing, and it seems that Brent G is also.

I would be so thrilled to have been a catalyst to make good hiking information and infrastructure happen in Cappadocia!
I started coughing this morning and through the day started feeling worse and worse until now I feel like absolute crap. When I get a cough, I often get a feeling that I describe as "like my lungs are stuffed with pink fibreglass insulation", which no one seems to really be able to relate to. I have my fibreglass lungs right now and it sucks. I'm going to take some tea and drugs and hope I can sleep it off.