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Kayla had a relaxing spa bath this morning till we finally dragged her out to go to breakfast. It was worth going up for too. The honey couldn't have been fresher - it was actually still in the honeycomb.
We had a lovely view from the roof top restaurant too. Over the roofs we could see the minaret of the Mevlana Museum.
While we realised …
... you can’t go behind them to see the inscriptions. The heads have all been stood upright but sit below the ‘bodies’ they once topped. Behind them is the great Tumulus made up of small limestone pebbles the size of L’s fist approx. It currently stands at 50m high but was about 75m at the time it was made so D has read somewhere. It dates from the mid 1st cent BC. How the hell did they get all those pebbles up here, This mountain is ...
... to buy souvenirs (bracelets for the girls) as well as try our hand at making our own pomegranate and orange juice.
We then drove to the Goreme Open Air Museum a UNESCO heritage listed site which preserves some examples of early churches and a monastery in a huge open air setting. It was interesting - especially the chapels where the examples of the frescos were well preserved. But after a while the chapels started to look the same and we'd had enough a little before ...
... Bet you didn't know that! Then a roadside lunch stop and another stop at an undergroud city.
Finally we reached a lookout point when we first sighted the chimneys of Cappadocia. While some of the tour had Turkish baths, we found a nice vantage point to watch the sun go down.
Dinner was in a 'family home' which was really ...
... ruins are largely foundations and a small theatre. Over 10 ancient cities have been discovered here, built one on top of the other, dating back to 3500 BC. After Troy drive to Pegamum for lunch in a local restaurant then the Persian rug experience. At this stage the relevance of the organised lunch became obvious, we are together rather than scattered of on our own individual search for lunch. After lunch we were invited to a behind scenes look at ...