Turquaz Cave Hotel
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... Goerme which is littered with similar carved out dwellings.
Despite the scorching heat, it did not detract from the wonder of this place. These dwellings/buildings felt old and had a sense of longevity about them. On the other hand, the mountains (which clearly are infinitely older) crumbling away had a sense of impermanence. Interesting contrast.
The morning went by rather rapidly. I went into ...
... which has an interesting history. in 1924, after the republic of Turkey was founded there was a large population of Turks living in Greece and a large population of Greeks living in Turkey. The two governments agreed to "trade" the populations, so the people had 90 days to move. Mert's family was impacted by this....a good story to tell later! So our hotel is called The Old Greek House...it was owned by Greeks who were displaced. ...
... in the area from about 1500 BC. It was very interesting to walk round, but very cramped and as the guide said, with the lack of true ventilation, it was not a long term living area.
The whole area has been interesting and beautifully, although I wish we had done a little more walking in the valleys so that we could appreciate the chimney's from below, as scrambling above them in 28 degree heat was not really fun. Interestingly, I think some of the guys from ...
... a rock could look like any of those things when none of those animals look anything alike. I could kind of see the camel and the eagle though, so I guess some people just have a better imagination than I do. The scenery around this place was amazing though, so I was happy to be there.
We stopped for lunch and had a traditional Turkish Kebab Pot, which was excellent. It was a lot better than I had expected it to be for a tour ...
... for the bus instead, then headed back towards the bus station and went in a little music shop we'd passed a few times where some English and Turkish people were hanging out. We chatted to them about music and hung out for about 10 minutes before it was time to go back to the bus. It was running late though, and Darren chatted with a couple of Aussies from Sydney, then the bus finally showed up, which ended up being a shuttle bus to Nevsehir, where we had ...