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... they could gather the precious guano and their crops flourished! Ingenuity and self belief paying off once again! From our little wicker basket, we got good close up views of some of the pigeon cotes, mainly because our highly skilled Aussie pilot dropped us in between some of the large rocks.....very adept he was at catching these wind currents. Nowadays, the farmers just go out and buy a bag of fertiliser, so unfortunately most of the pigeons have ...
... around us, and watched as some of them started taking off! The ones in our field started to use their fire after a certain amount of inflation, and quickly came off the ground after that! We were led over to our balloon (Cihangiroglu Balloons) and got a ladder to get into the basket! There were five sections of the basket, with four for passengers, and the middle for the pilot and the gas tanks, and we were joined by the two people from our van and a group of about 15 or so ...
... are other cave villages in the world, but most are dwarfed by the sheer scale of Cappadocia, one of Turkey's unique attractions. After three days of squeezing into doorways, exploring secret passageways, wandering in cave cathedrals and climbing to glorious vistas over rose coloured valleys splashed with autumn hues - we were, simply, out of breath. The pictures below say it all.
I couldn't find any bowling alleys (for my twinkle toes) in Cappadocia, though. Wilmaaaaaaaaa!
... his element and explored everything we were allowed to see in the dark underground! We were at times in long corridors so narrow we had to crawl, and so the majority of footage Andrew got of Sarah was her bum crawling in front of him! It was fun to explore, and Sarah made a game of following other English tour groups around to learn about what we were seeing! Great tip for any travellers on a budget!!! It is weird to think that a whole generation of people lived down there and ...
... wells, wine and oil presses, stables, cellars, storage rooms, refectories, and even chapels. People could live underground for periods of up to three months. Because of this, there was a small room built with a narrow tunnel up to the surface where a small amount of natural light can be seen. This was important as many people living underground became depressed due to long periods of constant darkness. From the underground city we left for our ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet