Kemal's Guest House
Travel Blogs from Goreme
... Derinkuyu Underground village which went down 8 levels unfortunately I got to the second level and had to go back up as I got clostroprobic. These underground cities have been ther for thousand of years and they have all the commodities of a city including schools, stable, chapel, grape press etc.
We had two hours to be ready for our Turkish night which was so much fun even though it was a set show but the place was very interesting. It ...
... We didn’t drink ours. Other people had apple tea or a glass of wine.
Then the show began. First we were shown the actual silkworm pupa and how the silk was extracted and the threads twisted together. Then the dyed silk. Then an actual carpet being woven.
Then we were taken to the sales room to be shown the finished products. The salesman didn’t touch any of the carpets, he had a supporting cast of workers who carried in carpets and at a sign from him spread ...
... town of Goreme lay below us, illuminated in the setting sun.
We actually had previously attempted to hot air balloon, on our honeymoon in New Zealand, but they had to cancel the trip due to weather conditions. We wanted to maximize the likelihood that we would get to fly in Cappadocia, so I had booked a balloon trip for our very first morning--that way, we would have three more mornings on which to rebook if we couldn't go up on the first day. Since we ...
... PARENT: Nope, we are going to the Museum of Art That Kids Will Hate!
KID: Whooppee! NOT!
My new blog will have everything that Elias and I enjoyed on this trip. (Everything else will be on my parents' blog.)
This is the link to my new travel blog: http://kitty-go-round.blogspot.com
I hope you like it!
... The landscape defies description; it is a surreal moonscape. There is underground city, an extensive maze of dwellings and churches connected by tunnels and steps. There are 8 levels, going deeper and deeper, but you can visit only 4. Again, created by Christians in the 1st century, for protected living. There were about 5,000 people living there which is astounding. It's not known how long they took to build a city like this, but to hand carve a ...