Alfina Hotel Cappadocia
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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... the region is an amazing cave town, honeycombed with dwellings, religious and secular chambers.
Sat 20th: Drove to Goreme Open Air Museum, which contains the finest of the rock-cut churches, ...
It's an early morning for us with our 5 am pick up to go ballooning. We booked our trip through the hotel and they assured us that, even though this is a little more expensive, it would be worth it. The cost was about $170 for a 1hour flight. Ballooning is the most popular activity in this area and everyone says it is not to be missed. So, we must do it!! Many companies do 2 flights, one at sunrise and then another after it. There can be 100 balloons in ...
... but the latest players in the story of these lands, they were pagan for thousands of years, then for a millennia and a half, the Christians held sway. Since the Ottomans invaded, they have been Muslim, although for the lifetime of the Turkish Republic, the country has been secular. But old habits die hard. Gods need to be prayed to or else they fade away. Ask Ishara, Zeus, Athene or any of the nameless Hittite gods who have all been worshipped here over time.
... proved a bit of an adventure! We didn't realise this area has onyx so popped in to a shop of onyx products. The owner/craftsman was a bit of a character and showed us his workshop. We bought a small candle holder, (cheaper up the road at the market!,,), but it was interesting to see where he worked.
The castle gave a great view of the area as it is the highest point hereabouts.
We set off on the return walk to Goreme,got wrong directions and went further amuck ...
... the town we pull into a station and I am told to get on a shuttle bus for rest of the journey. I have no idea which shuttle bus and it is chaotic again, but it was funny and it all worked out. The buses in Turkey are pretty nice. I had more room on the bus than I have had on some airplanes. The bus has tv screens at every seat, but the programs are all in Turkish. It was still great to watch New Moon. The bus also has wifi and they ...