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Next stop on our world tour - Cappadocia. This area is pretty much smack dab in the middle of Turkey and is known for its unusual moon-like landscape, underground cities, cave churches, and houses carved in the rock. Cappadocia is definitely an interesting town with a very loooooong history. There were a couple highlights for me while staying in …
... time by Alaaddin Keykubat I and the courtyard by his son. With its great portals, pavilion mosque, towers and other architectural features, this Caravanserai is reminiscent is reminiscent of the castle-like royal hans. We will then drive back to your hotel. On the way out we came across a fellow on his little donkey, being followed by a flock do sheep and goats. He sat up ready for a photo, ...
... the monks & hermits living high up to move closer to the people & from the 3rd century, tiny churches & refectories were built. One- called The Dark Church, had very beautiful frescoes telling the Gospel stories to the people. The colours retained their vibrancy because only one small opening near the roof let in any light.
We drove past a huge flat topped mountain- Turkey's Table Mountain & ...
We took the 10hr overnight bus from istanbul to goreme, which was quite the adventure since throughout the 10hrs, no one spoke a word of English to us. From start to finish, the experience was one of lost cattle herded by the yells of Turkish men. Turkish buses have 2 conductor/bus attendants who serve passengers snacks and drinks during the ride, which is nice. Unfortunately the bus wasn't conducive for sleeping since they kept turning on the lights and there ...
... the shivering day with a hot and tasty three course traditional Turkish feast, feeling well and truly lazy and fat.
On day two, we upped the anti. We would not pay for a tour, no, we are clever ladies who just rode across Europe on motorbikes, we shall hire scooters and explore the lands at our leisure. There is something about EM_TY, motorised two-wheel vehicles and a need to get off the beaten track that just doesn’t go so well. First: we were doing laps ...
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