Asia Minor Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
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... frescoes and had a look, but inundated with tourists, so we didn't hang around for long. (more pics) Saw weavers at work at at Bazaar 54 in Avanos. Then drove 3 hours to Konya.
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... were but their marketing strategy worked!
Then we begin to see the landscape change and oohs and aahs begin around the bus. First stop the cone of Uchisar and the Valley of the Birds. Hopefully the photos will give you the picture. Awesome.
Tonight is the night of the Whirling Dervish show / religious ceremony. What an interesting process to watch. I freely admit they ...
... store today but no one in our group bought. We must be disappointing to them.
Yesterday was our biggest day - 630 km of driving, broken by visits to attractions. The last visit of the day was to an underground town at Seratli which was formed out of the caves and used by early Christians as an escape place from persecution by Romans. We saw the areas where they would all live when hiding and the big round lumps of stone used to close ...
... he dropped us at the guest house! It did remind me of the Inbetweeners film, where the shuttle bus heads to lovely hotels and then ends up and a dump and no one wants to get off....but that didn't happen! We were greeted by Ali, (Alis Guest house) and taken straight into our cave room, yes, cave! The land formation here is from volcanic rock and back in the day the town folk lived in the caves, these days they've got it all down pat and have built into the caves. Ali showed us ...
... through that; there are elaborate constructions for air circulation, food and water storage, burials, and even an underground church. It’s a nice place to visit but I wouldn’t want to live there.
Interlude the first: a note on the Turkish language.
Turkish is a completely alien language to Western ears and eyes; it bears no distinguishable relationship to either Latinate or Teutonic languages, so it is basically impossible to get ...