Urgup Evi Guest House
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Arrived as scheduled in Urgup. Had a fabulous meal at Ziggy's. Plan to dine there again tomorrow. Our hotel acomodation is great. We were upgraded to a room with a turkish bath. The hotel is gorgepus woth walls and ceiling of natural limestone rock. We're off to bed early to get over the jet lag.
... the reception. He gave us a key and said go down to the women. The men and women are on different floors. We entered the women's area and a woman, who did not speak English, showed us where to undress. We got the message that we take off everything, put it in the locker and wrap up in a pashmina-size wrap. We also had flip flops. Then back out to the main area to sit and wait. Soon, a large Turkish woman came with paint brushes and painted our ...
... method - basically, the potters wheel is spun using a weighted wheel that you kick to keep moving. The pottery was beautiful but mostly very expensive. We have heard rumours that the tour guides get 30% commission for every item sold… this may or may not be true, but along with our trip to a carpet makers and a leather factory, we have held out well and kept out tour guides poor and unencumbered by wealth…!
After a delicious lunch in an ...
... path when Peter said we were lost and wanted to get to Goreme. Well at this point one has to put trust in human nature, and it ended well! As he took us up paths, winding here and there, through a narrow passage way through rock etc (am talking very narrow tracks here), he pointed out pear trees, walnut trees, lemon thyme tea bush, another type of tea, apple trees. He was great! He said, "technique" as we had to go down a steep slippery bit, and showed how to move ...
So after our very dodgy 'sleep' on the bus, we were woken up an hour before we even got to the end, then, 15 minutes before we arrived, the driver decided to stop for petrol! Argh! But we finally got to Göreme at about 8am and got the heck off the bus!! We got some directions and made our way to our hostel, then when we didn't find it, got some more directions and got followed by a cute dog all the way there. After a confusing check in, there no one was at reception, and when we asked ...