Sleeping with the Gods...
Tea,? Yes, sure. We want to take some fuel at a petrol station but first we have to drink tea with the servent. Petrol you can get later,
How much is this in dollars??? Delicious Turkisch pizza with the petrol servants
Cappadocia is a beautiful area and has some dramatic scenes. From the volcanic ground, the softer layers are washed away by rain and air and what is left are chimney shaped rock formations. They are spread around the little city Goreme. In many of these rock formations Christians from the 10th century digged holes in and used it as houses and churches. In some of the churches are beautiful remained fresco's from the life circle of Christ: the birth, the crucifixion and the resurrection.
In the city Adiyaman the tourist information gives the advice not to ride up to Nemrut Dagi (
The road winds up the mountain. We don't see much other traffic and we ask ourselves if we took the right way. We pass little villages where goats shit on the road. Then we see a sign that
At the summit king Antiochos of Commagne had made some statues of the Gods Zeus, Apollo, Hercules and himself. The statues were build in the first century BC and were 50 m high. But an earthquake took them down and now the 2 m high heads of the statues are put up only. From the top we have a beautiful view and see a nice sunset.
In the dark it is too dangerous to ride back the steep road and we want to camp at the top. But here is a military post and we are not allowed to stay on military ground. We explain our situation and for one time they make an exception and we pitch our tent behind the military huts. Tonight we are sleeping with the Gods...