I don’t know if I’d mentioned this or not, but I’m off to Turkey on the 16th for a week and a half. I’m flying into Frankfurt and then heading to Istanbul for a couple of days, and then to a town called Göreme, in central Turkey, in Cappadocia. I’m going to be exploring some of the local underground cities, like Derinkuyu. I’ll be back on the 26th.
I’ll be writing this up for an as-yet-unannounced new blog project I’m working on. I’m excited — I haven’t been in Turkey since Christmas Eve of 1987, and it’ll be wonderful to go back. (Did you know I used to live in Turkey, when I was a small boy? True story.) It’s a beautiful country and the people are generally warm and kind, despite what you might think. (I’ve found that Turks are only xenophobic in general. But you in particular are an awesome person, and would you like to come eat with my family and me?)
So I’ll be busy until then getting ready, and I’ll be posting from abroad while I’m gone.
Is it just me, or is “Cappadocious” the best bit of mid-90s hip-hop slang you’ve never heard?
“Yo, that shit was cappadocious, yo.”
Have fun! For some extra cognitive dissonance read Stephen Baxter’s SF novel ‘Coalescent’ while you’re traveling. It’s relevant, I promise.
I get to go to … Tulsa. Eat your heart out.
Try not to cause an international incident. And I’m glad to see you turning your ideas, whatever those may be, into reality. 20 years is a long time…don’t be surprised if what you remember is nothing like what you experience.
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