Asia Minor Hotel
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... volcanoes spitting tuff rock sand all over the place, has been home to civilization starting over 2500 years ago. The moonlike landscape is dotted with underground cities, picturesque pointy rock houses, and lots of mural decorated churches. Nowadays villages like Ürgüp, Mustafapasa and scenic Ayvali have a South France feeling to them. Words and even my photos do not do the area justice! This has to be visited personally to get a real feel of all that ...
... of stories, sometimes witty, sometimes wise, but often, too, a fool or the butt of a joke. A Nasreddin story usually has a subtle humour and a pedagogic nature. It was a long and very hot day of touring a historic Roman site, a traditional and historic mosque and a cave Christian church. We had a break at the cave church which is entrusted to the family who owns the land. They care for it and offer ...
... European influence and more religious. In the countryside you can see the smallholdings all growing crops and with a few livestock out in the fields, sheep being looked after by a young shepherd on the side of the road.
During part of our journey Kaan talked about the Muslim beliefs and told us of the five pillars of Islam:
Reading the Koran
Fasting - sunrise to sunset during Ramadan
Pilgrimage to ...
... hotel, we stopped for an espresso macchiato.
Arrived at the airport in plenty of time for our flight on Pegasus Airlines to Istanbul at 1425. Found our boarding gate at 1330 but realised that the passengers boarding at our gate were on their way to Tripoli. They were late taking off! Our plane had not even arrived! To cut a long story short, we were delayed taking off by more than an hour. ...
Ash nazg durbatulûk, ash nazg gimbatul, ash nazg thrakatulûk agh burzum-ishi krimpatul.
We also rented ATV quad cycles and spent an hour tooling around. It’s not really something Cindy or I would do on our own, but we were advised by friends that it’s worth doing in Cappadocia, and after seeing one in action, Elias was adamant, so we went. Elias was initially pretty disgruntled that he would not be able to drive one on his own, ...