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... from daybreak to nightfall. Cappadocia means the land of beautiful horses if anyone is wondering. There are estimated to be 2 million fairy chimneys in the area formed by volcanic dust - tufa, and basalt. The tufa is soft and gets eroded easily by wind, melting snow, rain etc. they are estimated to be up to 5 million years old. The fact they are so soft has enabled civilisations to mould them to become dwellings. We were taken to ...
... and so did the adults).
We also visited the underground cave city of Derinkuyu. The region is full of these underground cities – there are perhaps forty of them that are known, although only a few can be visited – and they are extensive, built by the Hittites in Biblical times and housing up to 20,000 people. Derinkuyu is the largest; it extends eight stories below ground. Only a tenth of the complex is open to visitors but it took hours ...
... and for her, so I addressed most of my conversations directly to her, as it was nice to see her face come alive with a smile.
There were various folk dances from different regions with interesting costumes, the inevitable belly dancing and one more exotic twirling dance where one dancer just twirled around continuously. She had a circular skirt on, which at one stage split into two, then went over her head and had strings of coloured lights on it so she looked like ...
... balloons,,,,,,the sun rising. Simply amazing!
We flew for a little over an hour. It was nice and cozy in the balloon from the furnace. With the exception of having an extremely PUSHY Asian chick constantly trying to push against me,....the ride was PERFECT. (Obviously she neglected to realize that I was a LOT bigger than she was, and it was a Long, Long way down!)
I was hesitant to do the ride because of the cost, but I knew that ...
... it’s all rather overwhelming as the carpets are all so beautiful. They said our carpet would have taken 45 days to make, or 270 hours, meaning the labour cost was $5.56/hr. I feel good about supporting these women, learning the process, and having something truly Turkish to remind us of this holiday.
From there we were taken to a family-owned clay pottery factory where a 5,000 cubic meter museum is due to open in 2-3 months. It will be the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
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