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Up at the crack of dawn we jumped into the airport shuttle minivan and headed across the impressive bridge to the Asian side of Istanbul to the airport Sabiha Gorkcen. After a bit of a wait we got onto our flight at 0930 and arrived in Cappadocia's airport Kayseri, about a 55 minute flight. We then hopped onto a bus and took close to an hour to get …
... and erodible, rivers easily found their way through creating valleys. Not only that, but water and wind created fissures in the plateau and the edges started separating from the main, creating pinnacles and spires. In Cappadocia, these are called "fairy chimneys". In some areas, a layer of harder material, basalt came away as part of the pinnacle, at the top and as the column beneath it eroded, it remained balanced on top like a hat - these are ...
... and tasted really specifically like something but we couldn't pick what it was! When we were done we went for a walk through town looking through a few souvenir shops then walked past a place called Fat Boys Café, which had a menu out the front that said Vegemite. We read it and thought surely it must be a typo, and supposed to say vegetarian or something, but then the owner came out and welcomed us in a thick Queenslander accent! We had a quick chat with ...
... it was still early so we went back to the accommodation for a sleep before checking out. We then found somewhere to sit in the sun and try a Turkish coffee. It was an interesting experience. It wasn't that nice, it was very grainy but we were glad we'd given it a try. As we were walking along to try find somewhere for lunch we came across a barber who was doing close shaves so ...
... and warm:) Cappadocia really is the most majestic scenery, and to see it in this way was very special! When it was time to end, the balloon landed on the back of a truck, Andrew was astounded at how much control the pilot actually has over a balloon, and learnt a lot about what all of the flaps do and how to control them so precisely:) After we landed (and there wasn't even a bump!) we climbed out and had champagne with the other passengers, and we all received a certificate:) ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking