Doubletree by Hilton Avanos Cappadocia
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Thu 29 May, Cappadocia, Goreme, Pottery, Whirling Dervishes
I woke up and raised the blinds to see a flotilla of balloons rising over the hills. Naturally my first obligation was to take some pictures. Then back to bed for a little wake up period. At 8:30 we boarded the bus to go to the fairy chimneys in the valleys of Cappadocia. ( …
Morning started at 530am with hot air balloon. It was great feeling, first time trying. Not exactly super bowled over but definitely a once in lifetime experience. Both for the fact of trying hot air balloon and the sights of so many of them over the fairy chimneys. Well at least it wasn't as scary for my fear of heights as I thought!
... breaky we soon jumped in a taxi. After leaving the 'wifi' zone I realised I'd forgotten to check my email. We'd read online it's difficult to get to the town of Goreme from the main Nevsehir airport and I had tried to book a shuttle, but with no conformation and no google maps/idea of where our hostel was once we made it to Goreme once again we were going into the unknown hoping to wing it. Arriving in Nevsehir I learnt that it was a small airport in the middle of nowhere. ...
... guano", otherwise known as pigeon droppings are an amazing fertiliser and in the olden days, the inhabitants had no pigeons and so decided to attract them into the area....pretty ingenious, eh? If you have ever watched the Kevin Costner film "Field of Dreams", you will know what I mean when I say: "Build a pigeon house and they will come!" Now this is no ordinary pigeon house - what they actually did was carve rooms about 5 - 10 sqm into the soft lava ...
... millions of years ago. The landscape of Cappadocia is the result of thousands of years of continual erosion, which has shaped the tuff deposits into the strangest pyramids and cones.
From here we visited Derinkuyu, the deepest underground city in the area, which is approximately 85 meters deep and has 16 floors - we only visited 8 for safety reasons. It was used to hide Christians ...