Arch Palace Hotel
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The curates egg.
Good in places.
Not so good in others.
So, from the safety of far away
Laurence (Bin Ridin) put at hex on us. Motoring along at a fairly
strong pace we were apprehended by the local constabulary or the
Jandarma Traffik as they are known here. After almost an hour at the
roadside we were presented …
... them making them all individually hand painted, they are really artists but none of us could afford them. Daz.and I did buy the fake but they are still very nice.
We had our last meal together as a group and I must say it was probably one of the best meals.it was the traditional pottery kebab. We had to pre order as it takes a few hours to cook in these cute pottery pots which they then bring to the table and knock the top ...
... 5 tourists from Hong Kong who were very amusing. They brought along a selfie stick made by Sony with a camera lens attached to the end of the stick. They used it freely and their sound effects can be heard in the video. Side note, goreme used to be a tiny outpost in the boonies which Turkish people came to vacation. Just 2 years ago, it was called a sleepy town by a travel blogger who visited. It's grown rapidly over the last few years and now is like any ...
... town - pottery and carpet making. I didn't think I would be very interested in this, but the art of both pottery and carpet making are far more complex and interesting than I imagined and I ended up really enjoying it! I was even lucky enough to get chosen from our group to meet the world famous master and owner of the pottery workshop, he got me to stomp on some of his pottery to prove how strong it was and then gave me a wee gift! Last up for the afternoon we headed to ...
... homes started collapsing around them. So, only eight years before I was born, people were happily living in rock cut dwellings, sleeping on straw, praying in rock cut churches and making their own bread and wine and I was raised in a brand new centrally heated home, sleeping on a comfortable mattress......ah, but they had wine!!
Having spent a good hour wandering this place, we had worked up an appetite and stopped at a little cafe which ...