Following entry was collectively written by Susanna Perrucchini (Italy), Virginia Agostinelli (Italy), Stephanie Bergmen (USA), Federico Garcia Barroso (Spain) and Nina Bernardo (Italy). They lead Spain and Italy tours.
November 28 – Day 5: Ancient Churches of Göreme
After five days here, Turkey has begun to reveal itself as a very modern society with an ancient soul. This trip has ignited a reflection on our own countries and our place in history. We all guide in Spain and Italy but coming here and particularly after visiting the Anatolian Civilizations Museum in Ankara we have a much broader perspective on our shared history.
The impressions we’ve formed are of a country still full of contradictions where you can learn about Hittite civilization while sipping a latte at a Starbuck’s-like coffee shop. Despite our linguistic inadequacies we’ve felt welcomed and at ease and are looking forward to making more discoveries.