Temenni Evi Hotel
Travel Blogs from Urgup
All too soon the flight was over and were sipping glasses of local champagne. We quickly found ourselves back at the hotel for a delicious breakfast of tomatoes, cucumbers, cheese and olives, mugs of coffee or tea with lots of sugar and chunks of warm pitta.
Today, we are in for a real treat - Mum and any other folk who don't like enclosed spaces this is not an experience you can ever have. We are heading for the underground city in Derenkuyu. It ...
... which we see everywhere and have so far managed to avoid buying.
I always feel a little mean if I don't buy something as they are obviously struggling, but no is a good word.
By now all I really wanted to do was curl up and have a snooze, but it was all back on the bus and off to the whirling dervish ceremony instead.
This was very interesting. Having been told a little about the background of this, we could now see it for ourselves. Their 'dance' was ...
... overlooking Urgup, with the rooms being renovated caves that are now suites. We were again upgraded from a standard room to an executive cave room. We have two large rooms, both with king beds, connected to a hallway that extends outside a terrace. The bathroom, larger than most hotel rooms, also has a jacuzzi tub. But the best part is aTurkish haman in our bathroom, which is like a steam room, complete with all the encoutements needed for our own haman.
... firm tuff to create dwellings, monasteries, churches and underground cities.The history of Cappadocia began in prehistoric times. Hatti culture (2500-2000 BC.) had its way during the Bronze Age and in about the 2nd Millennium BC. ...
... the cocoon can stretch a mile. The winding out of the cocoon is done by machine - a very loud machine! There are, of course, other steps involved. Below is some silk from that process.
Not all Turkish rugs are made from silk, of course. (The silk ones are the most expensive). Many are made from wool which can be left in it's natural shade or dyed. here are some spindles of dyed wool.
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