Turkey: T-7 Months, 3 Days

So, The Yacht Week.  This exists.  We’re not doing it, but it exists.

I should point out that the “The” in “The Yacht Week” is very important.  “The” should be in more random things.  Makes everything sound more important.

A few friends of mine are going on this thing in the summer, and I’m sure they’re going to have an amazing time, and good on them.  What I like, though, is that I showed this picture…

…and got a pretty positive response.  This is Cappadocia, in central Turkey, where you can rent a hot air balloon to go over the “Fairy Chimneys”.  Definitely one of the things I’m most looking forward to on the trip.
Everybody has their different speed of travel, and as we randomly Googled the fabled “age limit” for Kontiki Tours today and read about people not being allowed on the tour because they were over the age cap, even though they were, and I quote, “young in spirit and abilities”, I do feel pretty blessed that I am capable enough to do this kind of trip on my own, but don’t have to because I have D with me.  It’s kind of a big deal.
Anyway, getting dangerously close to booking a plane ticket.  The actual trip is going to start in Ankara, but doing an open jaw ticket from Toronto to Ankara, then Istanbul to Toronto, runs about $200 more per person than doing a round trip from Istanbul with a one-way Istanbul-Ankara ticket.  Plus, we’d be flying British Airways, which is supposed to be pretty good.  I’ve been told this by two real British people, so I’m taking it as gospel.  We’ve set a tentative departure date, just have to see how it pans out with D booking his time off and all.
I know posting about a plane ticket is kind of the antithesis of exciting travel, but damn if I’m not antsy to go.  It’s getting cold and the sun sets every day at 5pm.  Give me some heat and adventure.

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