Gunay Stone House Hotel
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... temperature was warm during the day and cool at night. It was part way up the mountain though in this part cars and scooters could drive up.
Cappadocia is a remarkable place but not because of hot air balloon rides, unusual rock formations, or erosion, but because of the cave dwelling, the secret worship, and the severe circumstances the early Christians endured to maintain their strong faith and the testimony the area gives mutely to that faith.
... we heard from the guys the experience wasn't the same. For the girls, the Turkish ladies give you a locker with a towel ( not covering much) then apply a face mask. I don't know if this was a normal experience or whether they were just having fun but then the ladies played some music, pulled us up to the middle and danced belly dancing style some a bit forward and stripping towels off etc. - getting a little carried away. When the music stopped we all went into ...
... Valley. The rock formations and caves are everywhere and the Autumn colours light up the grey landscape.
After lunch we walked to the Goreme Open Air Museum. It is an area that contains houses and churches carved into the natural rock formations.
Under Byzantine rule, Cappadocia was a frontier region subject to frequent raids by Sassanids ...
... this area, so will stick around for bit longer. A hotel owner (or so he claims) invited me to visit his 4-star hotel, hamam, massage, swimming pool and wine evening on offer. Tempting, and yes…did consider if he expects a Turkish Delight(ful) evening with me?! But after dealing with Drunken Nepali, Touchy Indies, and Charming Kashmiri guys, I think I can handle the Turk men easily ;-) So not to worry.
More about scenic Cappadocia and West Turkey in my next update… ...
... way through the surrounding mountains. Cut into the rocks are dwelling churches, monasteries. Boulders everywhere; escarpments and cliffs everywhere and the ever present Melendiz River.
After walking the "wrong" way, we eventually found our way to and through a village and found that we were on the “wrong” side of the river.
It did not matter as the views of ...