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... with fewer class days at sea in-between.
We did have one day off for Sea Olympics, when the community is divided into Seas and have a number of different activities. Carl was in the hula-hoop and did well. The Faculty/Staff/Family Members/Life Long Learns were appointed the "Grey Sea", later known as the “Dead Sea”, not sure why, we didn't do ...
... thing that really surprised us was that we noticed in one of the churches so e of the eyes had been carved out of the frescoes, but others weren't. We assumed that this was because of it being forbidden in Islam like in the other churches, but actually when the Christians had to leave the area in 1923, they carved out the eyes and took them with them to eat for good health! (Painted rock ground up and put into their food!). Later we visited a pottery making place, ...
... was on the verge of not going as I am not the best person for caving. I have a bit of a fear of being to big to fit through places being close to 6 foot, but it proved to be fine. The underground city stretches 55m downwards, with ventilation methods and smart contraptions for keeping an eye out for intruders. There was an elaborate water system whereby it was transported through the caves so as to avoid poisoning from above. ...
... Next stop is a lookout with a view across the Goreme area and it's surrounds. From here we set off to the Goreme Outdoor Museum, with it's churches and monasteries carved into a rock face. Wonderful frescos cover the walls and ceilings, some of the so vividly painted you would have thought they we painted within the last year not over 1400 years ago. In the afternoon we visit the 'fairy chimneys' around Avondos, a ...
... and out of the wind). And Ludwig was doing some Tai-Chi exercises in the evening sun.
Cappadocia is also a place that thrives on tourists only. As such, there are many facilities for tourists, which is practical. At the same time less of the 'normal' hospitality that we encountered so far, as people make a living out of it.
We assume Gaudi got his inspiration from here.
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