Goreme Suhan Park Hotel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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... on this place and the history of it is fascinating, a little kingdom that for a few years prospered having aligned itself with the Roman Empire to the west and the Parthians to the east.
On the western side of the lower slopes of the mountain, just below a little bluff stand a few, much smaller statues and also there are a couple of tunnels dug into the rock. On top of the bluff once stood some large building; Small remnants of the pebble floor remain and ...
By the time we left it was lunchtime and everyone was starving, so we headed back into Goreme and got wrapped kebabs - which the kids have been wanting for days.
Then it was back on the bus and onwards to Uchisar - a town with a lookout which allowed us to see all the way across Pigeon Valley to Uchisar Castle. Pigeons are significant in these parts; part of the fairy legend continues that men hunted down the fairies and killed them... And those ...
... Our last stop for today is the Open Air Museum. This is a preserved, historic site were a community of monks one lived in stone cave houses. These a very interesting and unique dwellings. It was fun walking around and into these houses and imagining a community living here. As you might imagine, Judy and I are exhausted from our long day of ballooning and touring in the Cappadocian sun. But it was a wonderful day and we really love this strange ...
... as the heat was drying everything so quickly. Dipping in and out of the pool was wonderful. I felt so energetic; I just wanted to swim all morning.
At lunch time, we took a taxi into the town Goerme in order to visit a carpet ship. The owner and his assistants went into intricate detail about the different styles of carpets from differing parts of Turkey; the different dyes used to colour them; the ...
... and the Persian rug industry. At a Turkish carpet factory we are shown how silk is extracted from cocoons and the weaving is done. Beautiful carpets in natural and dyed wool are on display for a few thousand dollars (postage back home included). The quality and workmanship is amazing. This would have been completely interesting and enjoyable if it had not been for the overwhelming pressure to buy a rug. The experience starts with the production, harvesting, ...