Asia Minor Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
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I must confess, getting up at 4 am today was my idea. I had a good reason: the Hot Air Balloon rides are one of the famous attractions in this region. I love the idea of flying this old way, and the possibility of doing it over such an amazing landscape was too much to resist for even me, who dislikes early starts.... It did not disappoint. The whole process was smooth and professional, almost unexpected with the logistics of hundreds of tourists doing it daily! ...
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Despite a tough night we set off to see one of the underground cities (Kaymakli), of which there are 36 in the area. We chose one which was not so popular but was none the less unbelievable. Thousands of people lived in the caves and they date back from 6th C. They say they lived underground due to lack of building materials but I'm not convinced. The caves were deep. We went down 5 levels and there were more. ...
The boys were actually fine with the delay, we had lunch at the airport and boarded the next Turkish Airlines flight to Kayseri without issue. The flight took off and somewhere over Ankara, there was horrible turbulence. The plane was literally rattling, violently. Then there is chaos in the front of the plane, screaming, and flight attendants running (grabbing seats to keep from falling) back and forth. One flight attendant asks ...
... and their hefty prices!
We joined another Kiwi, Jess (who we met on the overnight bus), for dinner at Cappadocia Cuisine - a lovely family run restaurant featured in the Lonely Planet guide. We all agreed we were a little "stoned"-out today - i.e. we'd be happy not seeing another rock formation for a while!! Belle is off on her 5am hot air balloon ride tomorrow, and we all fly to Istanbul in the afternoon to join our Topdeck tour.
... wind in the canyon then there is at altitude, so you slow down a bit. We started to come up on a large rock formation (one of the aforementioned Big Stone Wangs), and the pilot hit the burner to get some altitude. Nothing happened. More burner. Nothing. A more insistent application of the burner. Some lift, but doesn’t look like we’ve got clearance. Cindy and I exchange raised eyebrows. With about a hundred yards, the pilot is leaning on both ...