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JaNaT’s Travel Diary

Tuesday, 22 Apr 2008

Location: Istanbul, Turkey

MapOk we survived the Caving, and it was so much fun! We got geared up in our "Zoolander" Coal mine out fits (complete with head lamp) and skidded, crawled, squeezed and groped (we had a section that we did in the complete dark) our way thru 3 hours.

Budapest is a beautiful city, but Nat still being sick, we chilled at our hostel for alot of the time, recooperating and amusing ourselves with endless episodes of Scrubs (if only they had had Friends, I would have never left). Also Nat began an obsession with a rubix cube..feel free to mock her! Our last minutes in Budapest were tainted when some dink pickpocketed me and stole my wallet. They got everything of importance except my passport, so its proving to be a pain in the rear replacing things! Ill accept any monetary donations.. :)

Our next stop was Bulgaria, we just keep adding random countries to r list. We decided to ditch Sofia the capital immediately and head to the Black Sea Coast to Varna. Still sick we rested again, and had some nice walks in the Sea Garden and along the coast..dipped our toes and almost got Hypothermia..still not warm enough to go in.

We are now in Istanbul, Turkey, which is a nice little mixture of Asia and Eastern Europe. Its quite the city, and we are in the middle of it all. We have been having sleep over parties with 20 other ppl in our rooftop dorm room, which overlooks Hagia Sofia..a famous mosque, church and museum. And now I am sick as well..woo hoo.

We are off to Cappadocia, in central Turkey to see some wild stuff..And then off to live in Tree Houses on the mediterranean...

sniffles and coughs from our end... but we'll survive!! J an N