Day 2 in Aladaglar mountains
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September 14th, 2008 – by: Auditarchi
We left camp at about 8 a.m. and we would reach the other camp at about 4 p.m. in the afternoon. Soon the vegetation started to diminish as we got up higher. The underground started to consist of little stones, not always that easy to walk on. The first test was about to come, we had to get up a slope which was strongly ascending. At the end of that slope we'd have lunch to get some new powers. Unfortunately I forgot mine but I could count on some sympathy of my fellow travellers and didn't have any lack of food. The landscape started to change in more like a moon landscape and we were rewarded with many splendid views. Now where are those capricorns? None of them were to be found today. A few hours further I started to see my destination for the following day: the summit of mount Emler! It realised it wouldn't be a trip to the supermarket but the area was soo beautiful I just couldn't let this chance go.
In camp I saw our guide Pelin with her nose in the books. She is a student in history in Istanbul and also studies Ottoman Turkish and for me as a translator this was very interesting. She taught me some things and I'm glad I know something more know about Ottoman cuzz I knew very little of it. This was again an inspiring day and time went way too fast.
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