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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 …
... in the area, of which 6 have been opened for visitors. Kamakli was very large, and able to hold more than 4000 people. Although it is thought that the beginnings of the tunnels were done more than 2000 years ago to protect against wild animals and cold weather, they really became intricate systems of cities and tunnels during the 10th and 11th centuries when Christians used them to escape persecution from the hands of Roman soldiers.
Kaymakli is 8 ...
... Had a lovely breakfast together and amongst other things, they shared with us that their grandson was going to attend the University of Maryland this fall after spending a gap year in Israel. What a coincidence!
We spent the rest of the day wandering around Uchisar and visiting the castle at the top of the hill. Had a nice late'ish lunch at the House of Memories Restaurant (recommended ...
... family. Our cave room was big (it could sleep a family of 6), quite dark but comfortable enough. It gave us an insight into what it was like living underground. Dinner was home-cooked Turkish which was quite wholesome and satisfying. We got acquainted (actually, Debbie fell in love) with the owners' Kangal puppy, Kercil ..... their chickens, chicks and 8 cats!
The evening was downtime and updating diary etc. Early to bed.
... network of rooms and tunnels...very low tunnels as the Hittites were short people...probably because they got no sunlight! The rock protrudes slightly above ground level and it was in this top layer that they housed their animals, partly because if they were invaded, they would hear the animals move above giving them time to do something.
The Romans, as you would expect, added large round stones which could be rolled across to block the tunnels ...