It would appear (if you believe in these things) that the world is going to end late December – on the 22nd to be precise. Something to do with the Mayan long count which comes to an end around this date. The long count is a calendar of sorts, a measure of time, a longer version of a month or a year or a century. We don’t think anything will happen any more than did at the turn of the last century, it is the turning of the long count and it starts again.
According to some one of the places which will be saved from this apocalypse is Şirince. This has now been reported in a few national newspapers. By all accounts all the hotels and pensions in the village are rapidly filling up, normally they are empty and closed for winter. Clearly this is very good for the local economy.
It has also drawn local interest, our local sports, walking and climbing club are going to have a camp up near the village, we are not sure why, maybe they want to see what is going on. We’ve been invited to join them but the thought of camping in the hills in December….. It will be freezing cold and probably raining as well.
It is only a two hour walk from our place to Şirince. We are going to stay home in the warm and dry, and hope the magic rays of Şirince (apocalypse) protection extend as far as our place.