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Travel Blogs from Nevsehir
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!
... about. We found them, bought some. They're very good and very fresh, but the ones we bought were also super salty. Delicious, but definitely salty.
We continued our walk on through town to check it out and get some souvenirs. We ended up at this pottery and souvenir shop where the daughter of ...
... which ones were Jesus and which were the saints. Many were destroyed from vandalism and also by Muslims who tried to convert the churches into mosques. The Muslims frequently tried to scratch out the faces in the fresco paintings. Fay also told us that when Chrisitans came later, they also tried to a peel off the eyes off of the paintings. It was thought to protect them from the evil eye. Well I must go board the bus! ...
... and watching the beautiful birds fly around the valley, I collapsed, with a guilty smile, back into bed to recover from the exhaustion of my mega ride.
On my second waking, I managed to find the energy to stumble round the center of town, which is now entirely dominated by Tourism. It is important to understand that the entire town is made of caves which are carved into the valley walls, and in the middle there are a couple of stone ...
... and silence. Here I am beginning to actually relax, actually sleep, actually pray, actually listen to God's voice in the palpable silence. Why do we need such dramatic landscapes to experience such necessary soulscapes? The name is an ancient one...it loosely translates to "land of the horse masters." Roughly the size of Yellowstone National Park in geography, it occupies the central Anatolian plain traversed by rivers, wind-swept natural beauty,, ...
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