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... our room. The manager, Osman, is wonderful. And both Osman and the owner, Isa, are very accommodating and helpful. After our stay in Istanbul, we really feel like we are in a palace! By this time, we are ready for dinner and an early bedtime since we will be picked up tomorrow at 5 am for our balloon trip. We find a local restaurant just around the corner from our hotel. I get a Kofte (meatball) sandwich with my favorite cucumber/yogurt sauce. Travel can be really ...
... and slope. We stopped at another Han, a mini Caravanserai and saw another being restored, they are magnificent buildings.
All day there had been heavy showers and we were lucky to miss them. I took a shot of one while driving back and found that the road sign points to the rainbow in case you couldn't see it. I also liked the cloud over Mount Erciyes which looked like it was still erupting!
... and so did the adults).
We also visited the underground cave city of Derinkuyu. The region is full of these underground cities – there are perhaps forty of them that are known, although only a few can be visited – and they are extensive, built by the Hittites in Biblical times and housing up to 20,000 people. Derinkuyu is the largest; it extends eight stories below ground. Only a tenth of the complex is open to visitors but it took hours ...
... a pot of Pringles...
They all studiously avoided eye contact and I wondered if we were just an irritation, as they were probably not allowed to listen to music or chat while there were visitors. I hope they can do when they are alone, but I was not convinced.
To me it seemed rude to wander round and stare and take photographs of them and their work without any interaction, so to each one I lingered until the crowd had moved on and touched each one gently on ...
... Went to the Open Air Museum. Due to erosion, there are fewer cave homes and churches you can enter every year. We toured a few churches with Surcen, who has a genuine interest in the stuff and told us a lot about frescoes we would see. St. Basil Church first, with burial tombs near the entrance -- creepy. Apple Church next, with a kitchen and carved columns. In this church, as in many others, it's possible to see very basic religious markings ...