Caravanserai Cave Hotel
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... education, and instituted surnames for all Turks. Ataturk was called Mustafa Kemal, Ataturk was given to him and means father of the nation. Another thing I noticed was really cute, there was an exhibit with an old typewriter in a cabinet and a mother was explaining to her little boy how it worked, if you struck a key it would flick up and make a mark on the paper. He was really listening intently.
We came out at the gift shop (of course) ...
Woke up in the heat (sorry but literally) feeling like ****, stuffed a fried egg down, showered and went to find a cool spot to sleep. Lunch time we begrudgingly went to carpet demonstration in town only because there was a free lunch included. Interesting talk on how Persian carpets are made (some take many years to make) and the difference between carpets from different areas (e.g. Turks use 2 knots, Iranians use 1- well at least according to the Turkish) while we ...
... of churches, some graves, homes, kitchens, etc. I had no idea beforehand it would be so much like visiting the churches in Lallibella and Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. They have the same type of paintings, even of the archangel Gabriel with wings.
Our real adventure came after, on our walk to the small village Cavusin. From the outdoor museum, we walked to the main road and were directed by restaurant touts to a path in a field across the street. He tells us to go on the ...
... kings road, similar to the Silk Road. The traders were allowed to stay in the monastery for 3 nights for free but if they stayed longer they had to pay.
We viewed the valley near G˘reme from Pigeon valley a high spot that gives a view of all the fairy chimneys and cave buildings in this area it is really incredible to see the extent of the cave dwellings. Trying to comprehend how they used the pigeons ,that roosted in specially ...
... the careless car handling of my co-drivers had instilled a very cautious approach on me that day, so with the hasty application of the breaks I was able to stop well short to enjoy what proceeded to be a 5 minute wait while they sauntered off. Most of these herds or flocks are normally attended by a shepherd, but their shepherd was clearly having a day off and they were taking full advantage to cross as casually as possible.
Though I set off ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed