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Kind proprietor who asked if I spoke French but was able to communicate fine in English
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This leg involved riding from Konya to Uchisar in the famed Capadocia region. It went over some honestly boring flat terrain northeast of Konya. Flat farmland over a massive plain with some hills way off on the horizon that I never seemed to get to. But in the end all my patient riding at the speed limit was worth it because I got to a massive salt …
Later start to the day as many people went out for a hot air balloon ride - Ros and I satisfied ourselves by watching the balloons slide past from the comfort of our beds. It was an act of sheer acrobatics getting into the bath tube for a shower but I did it - why didn't we get one of the rooms with just a shower?! First stop this morning was to a local family who still live part-time in one of the rock ...
... there the night before and complimented the owner on his wife's cooking. He casually mentioned that they had conducted cooking classes for some prior guests, and we immediately made arrangements for a group cooking class this evening.
At 5:30 pm we arrived in the kitchen of the Old Greek House and donned our aprons. For the next 2 1/2 hours we chopped, sautéed, and stirred. The husband provided translation, and I dutifully tried to record the recipes. [Was that tomato paste ...
... Turkish form of art in which colors are put onto a special solution and swirled around. Paper is then gently placed on the top of the solution, and the paint attaches itself to the paper. Our teacher was Naile, who owned the shop and made the paint, glutinous water and brushes from local materials. You can see the finished results in the photographs.
After lunch, we went to the Underground City of Kaymakli. There are an estimated 40 ...
... many balloons ascending over the valley in the distance yet the silence was deafening. It was an amazing sight. I can't wait to do our flight tomorrow!
It was 0820 when we went to breakfast. David Bernstein (and Pam, his wife) were already there. They had gone on the earlier hot air balloon flight and been dropped back at the hotel by 0800 and confirmed that it had been an amazing ...