Travel Blogs from Urgup
... intact. It is not used anymore, the same fate befell these Orthodox Greeks as the ones from Ilhara, they were repatriated to Greece. While exploring the big places, and hidden chapels, we heard the Muezzin call from a nearby mosque. The guard standing at one of the entrances to the vast rock cut cathedral dropped to his knees and started to offer his prayers to Allah. Odd to see such blatant description of modern Turkey - mixing the very modern with the ageless. The ...
The food has been good.
Usually a buffet style, with far too much choice, but pretty good for the number of people they are catering for. I cannot go round without hearing Osman's dire warnings about what we should and shouldn't eat if we want to avoid the 'diarrhoeas'.
For example, I cannot walk past the pomegranate stalls without saying to poor Dayle "DO NOT EAT THE POMEGRANATE" in an Animal from the Muppets kind of voice.
... its pottery and carpets, Uçhisar rock fortress,Ortahisar rock fortress, Ürgüp, Ihlara valley, Soganli, Sinasos and Hacibektas. In the summer (from May to November) several alternative tours can be arranged: Hot air balloon trip over ...
... casseroles, vegetables
stews with artichokes, okra, green and white beans, tiny Turkish tortellini in
yogurt and tomato sauce, lentil soup. We
have developed a taste for Turkish tea (strong, hot, sweet, black) served in
little glasses, and ayran – decreed the new Turkish national drink by the
President (raki has been displaced!) – a mix of yogurt and water that goes
perfectly with kebap!
10.9.2013 Ürgüp (TR) Km: 25880 Broken Laptop / Laptop defekt
Before I left from Antalya, I have to clean and oil the chain on the bike. So I could start as always with dirty fingers. 2 weeks ago my gas canister broke, and at a gas station I bought a new one. I have again selected a 5 liter canister and saw that he was much less than my old one. I told it to the seller and he sad: no, no its 5 liters. I smiled and said he should fill it. It ...