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!
... 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 ...
... let out for lunch, we had kids coming up and saying that they would take our photo for money (not sure their parents would approve of this!) Escaping the tiny hoards we jumped back in the car and agreed to have lunch when we got to the next stop which was the Derinkuyu Underground City. This one is cited as being one of the best to view as people have the opportunity to go deeper underground than any of the others and that it is the biggest one found in the Cappadocia region. ...
... is a big country and there is often no other choice. FML! So this morning I wandered around and did some shopping for my family. I know they are my number one fans and the biggest audience for my blog, so I'm not writing here what I got for them :) it's a surprise, but I hope they like it. No idea when it will arrive. Until sending things home from France and Germany, Turkey didn't ask me to write what was in the package or declare that it was all good. Soooo maybe my package ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility