Park Hotel Kayseri
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Jane: We were up at 5am make sure we got in the shower queue because it will be the last one we have for a few days. Breakfast was a 6 with the added bonus of watching the hot air balloons. Then away we go at 7am for a full days drive. Shortly after we set off we stopped at the Scania garage because there was a problem with the truck and we all prepared ourselves for a long uneventful day spent by the roadside, much like the Romanian border. We ...
... Sofia the next day, an amazing 6th century church turned mosque turned museum that was suitably impressive. Those Romans really knew how to build stuff! Went for a walk to Galata Bridge after dinner at a very delicious restaurant, where we saw countless fishermen trying their luck off the bridge, to a glorious sunset over the crowded city and mosques calling to prayer. However, we also saw streams of people heading back from Taksim Square, all wearing goggles and masks over their ...
... have shivers when I think of going through it...
As an added attraction, we got to visit a pottery factory which is, again, located in a cave, and we were able to learn about how Turkish pottery is designed and produced in a family-owned business which has been in existence for hundreds of years. When we visited, they were in the process of preparing a handmade dinner set where every plate was a different design and each plate cost ...
... to prepare for our next adventure which took us deep underground to the subterranean city of Derinkuyu. This is one of several underground cities that was uncovered in Turkey and where thriving communities lived. We climbed down nearly 300 feet to get to the main infrastructure which was an endless maze of tunnels, passageways, and rooms forming the basis for a ...
... 50 minutes. After the ride in air, you'll be treated with light refreshment and champagne. Personally I think walking among the caves offer much better feel and views than seeing in the balloon. If you've done ballooning before, you may skip this experience.
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