Kemal's Guest House
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... t die turned into pigeons which are housed in the most elaborate cave dwellings with appropriately pigeon sized holes in the walls. The pigeons used to be bred for their poo which provided a rich fertiliser for the farming crops. Unfortunately today, there are fewer pigeon breeders left here, and the ballooning has wiped out most of the pigeon population. But the pigeon houses remain today and are very unusual to see.
Next stop was at Kaymakli - where a well ...
... 6 months. Very fun people, we had a great time with them for a few days. Mitch evidently has travelled a good chunk of the world and 'hasn’t gotten around to studying yet’. Rachel had started to study, but didn’t like her program and shortly after starting to date Mitch, he convinced her to drop out ...
... wool, silk etc…) It was great to actually place a couple of double knots into a real carpet which gave me a very kinaesthetic feel as to the time taken to create these lovely items. We were even treated to lunch.
My thoughts dwelled strongly on my recent journey of want and need. I think I learned my lesson well in Africa!
The rest of the day involved a great deal of swimming at the campsite ...
... spinning of the silk then rug weaving and explanation of knotting techniques. All this is happening and I am wondering how this is connected to the tour we signed up for, pretty soon all is revealed. Admire rugs at your peril because this is what these cunning well dressed business looking sales men are hoping for. Before you know it they strongly encourage you to another room to see more rugs and with 2-3 helpers start rolling rugs out, in front of you and ...
Once inside the basket, it is all up, up and away. It was exhilarating being 500 meters above ground watching the sun rise surrounded by 100colorful balloons. The balloon business is strictly controlled by civil aeronautics and are not allowed to go higher than 800 meters. At times we were high above and then drop down between the beautiful canyons.
Being in the caves made one feel like starting in an Indiana Jones movie ...