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We were picked up and taken to the outskirts of Urgup, where our balloon floundered like a stranded whale on the ground and a large fan pumped air into the huge fabric cavity. We were in a small basket with an Australian pilot, David Parkes, who also owns the hotel we're staying in, along with his wife, Lorraine. We were in the air for about 1.5 hours, going low into valleys and high to appreciate the view of the sunrise and the colours of ...
... because the lava from the volcanoes had nowhere to go it filled up the basin until the land was level. As time went on the weather patterns changed and became extremely wet and windy which caused the lava to erode and shaping the rock formations that now exist. We are trying all sorts of Turkish food -today at lunch I had Turkish pancakes filled with potato, spinach and cheese(no egg in the pancake)and JK had Turkish ravioli which was quite hot and ...
... were very small and hard to believe people lived permanently there but really interesting.
After the caves we took a break in a field, having bought fresh bread from the bakers (wonderful). If you look at the picture you might see the snow covered peaks in the background and Omaniphiles will note the Kelly Kettle in full flow!
Fortified we set off for Soganli, a valley full of underground churches. On route ...
... is that possible when I have confirmed tickets booked back in February and there’s still an hour to take off. They say they will put us on the next flight to Kayseri, compensate us monetarily, give us use of lounge and wifi. Its not like we have a choice, so we acquiesce. I email our hotel (Esbelli Evi in Ürgüp) and notify them of our rescheduled arrival and call the rental people (we booked through Economy Car Rentals ) and notify them ...
... have multiple takeoff areas, and they take the prevailing winds into account and pick a liftoff point that lets them pass over interesting territory. Typically they will try and fly over a canyon, and will actually lose altitude to the point that they are flying down inside the canyon in order to get a closer look at the rock formations. We had the opportunity to try this, which is where things got interesting.
At first, it was all very smooth. There ...