It’s been a while. I was on hold, waiting for an adventure worth sharing.
When the city consumes you to the core and you understand that everything you do, you do to live in a city that gives you nothing but stress – things get a little noisy and tense in your head. Being a huge fan of vacations and unexpected adventures, I am almost always ready to run away from the city. Traveling always seems like the best way to get to know myself. I do get a little grumpy when I am on a plane though. As a matter of fact, those are the moments I really don’t want to get to know myself better.
Life had been a little difficult for the next couple of weeks. So, it’s about time we needed to leave all the annoying stuff behind for a while and rest our heads. Thanks to booking.com and tripadvisor.com, we made a plan. A plan to see the land of fairy chimneys, Cappadocia.
We made a smart decision choosing a cave hotel. It was amazing to be surrounded by the very natural texture of Cappadocia. There were plenty of things to do. On our first day, we took a very refreshing nap. Some wild find it weird that we slept as soon as we got our vacation destination. It was for the same reason why we took a break from the city, we were absolutely in no hurry. No schedules, no plans, no lists.We took our time as we wished.
Our days were pretty much the mix of discovering and eating. Two of my favorite activities:D
In trekking, I believe!
One of the greatest part of staying at a hotel located in Goreme, you’re just a few minutes away from the entrance of a valley known as Zemi Valley. It’s been a challenging experience for me. At some points of our trekking, we figured Zemi was not as easy to walk through as it seemed in the first place. We were no longer walking, we were technically climbing up. Holding on to tree branches and helping each other, we saw a different face of Zemi. There it was, a very thick rope tied around trees to help people climb over the cliff. We were not working against the nature. As partners, we were learning how to work together to harmonize with the spirit of the valley. Soon after, we became unified with each other and with the nature too. As someone who had had a severe bicycle accident, it was going to be harder for me. In my mind, I was talking to myself – Would I fall again? Would my fears control me? Where was I ?As unimportant as it may seem, facing my fears made me realize that I had the will to overcome this particular state of mind that had been draining my energy. And so, I did manage to complete the valley tour. Not only did I beat my fears, but I made peace with them. I came to regard it as a part of who I am.
“There is no illusion greater than fear.”
― Lao Tzu
“The harder you fall, the stronger you rise.”
― Matshona Dhliwayo
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