Mirada Del Lago
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... and dined at a local restaurant sampling clay pot kebabs. But the highlight was hot air ballooning over the city, experiencing the scenery from a different view. Later we walked the streets and visited the castle which is depicted in several of our photos. On our third day we visited Pigeon Valley where we saw the evil eye tree with views of the city. We also observed a pottery demonstration by a local artist who showed us how to make a traditional drinking vessel. There was one at ...
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 ...
... attacks from the Arabs. These caves had space to accommodate hundreds of people, had storage areas, kitchens, wine making facilities, water wells, ventilation shafts and even chapels. These facilities allowed Christians to disappear from the ground above for days and weeks, the passages were sealed with rolling stones. One must walk through very narrow graded passages to get to the living quarters. The tour is not ...
... thousand years of erosion and voila! Houses and tunnels have been dug into many areas of the soft tuff. One of the highlights of our trip was afternoon tea in one of the dug out houses. Imagine a dug out tiny kitchen with gleaming pots and pans, plus a new dishwasher. The living room included a frame for carpet making, lots of cross stitched large cushions a TV and DVD player. Meanwhile the adolescent daughter played on her smartphone........reception in a ...
... around inside them.
As we approached the open air museum I saw 3 camels sitting
on the ground. It was the first time that I had seen a camel in Turkey so I was
very excited. Zeki asked the owner if they were giving rides and they were so
obviously I had to have a ride! It was so funny! Camels are much more
comfortable than horses because of the huge cushions that they have on top of
their humps. The camel I rode was ...
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