Grand Eras Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking
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... their attackers a 1000 years ago. These labrynths of tunnels and rooms were once lounge rooms, kitchens, storage areas, larders, churches, wine cellars, pubs and resting places of those whose lives were threatened simply for their religious beliefs. I pictured these spaces filled with Turkish carpets and candle lit lanterns, with stock piles of spices, herbs, dried fruits, meats and vegetables. Crawling through tunnels, trying not to hit your head on the rocky ceilings, ...
... up our quad bike for a tour round the various valleys of the area.
This included the other worldly rock formations and landscapes of the red & white valleys, so named after the colour of their rock. A trip to the old town which although partially collapsed gave a fantastic view of just how intricate and sophisticated the tunnel systems that the used to build were.
A ride to the highest point in the area for a spectacular panorama of the area and finally ...
... 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 ...
... routine when purchasing a delicious product.
During our stay in the region we've seen the methods used to make carpets and ceramics. While there is always a hard sell at the end, the demonstrations have been informative and skilful. Worth seeing.
The whirling dervishes are part of an Islamic sect, the Mevlevi. There are over 1 million members of this sect, though only those with the highest skills take part in whirling. The colour of ...
... and they raced around taking down their goods which were all outside hanging on hangers and open to the elements.
It felt a little breezy, but no more.
Urchisar was the next stop: the highest point in the area and an ancient village. Dropped off at the top of the town, we walked back to the bottom to meet the bus.
It was an interesting meander.
At one point I got mixed up with some of the Invisibles, Mrs Dull displaying the worst case of back ...