Terra Cave Hotel
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... tie between the cold in the evenings, and the absolutely disgraceful excuse for a bed in the dorm of my hostel. Probably the most uncomfortable thing I have ever slept on. And that includes the time I slept in a wheelbarrow at Zane's house.
PS: I'm in India now, up in Mumbai to be exact. Indian internet reliability is not much better than Iran's at this stage however, thus the blog is a long way behind!
... warm air, it rises up, uprighting the basket and in we all get. And so up she went!
There was actually heaps of room in the basket - I could have walked to the other side, but I didn't want to be the one who tipped everyone else out! Flying balloons is an art - it's all to do with wind currents, which are different at different heights. A current above you can take you in completely the opposite direction and at a completely different speed to ...
... crew thought it was hilarious! I'm gathering this is a regular activity that keeps them amused! The next day we spent touring around attractions like the underground city (which we opted out of....too clostrohobic for me!) Watched a pottery master which I was very interested in the traditional foot kick wheel. I fell in love with a large decorative bowl which was hand painted unfortunately I couldn't afford the 8 000TL ( = to about ...
... the breakfast before). It really was bitterly cold, so waiting outside the headquarters after eating we were happy when we were told to get on our respective buses. There were 6 balloons in total at butterfly balloons, and 16 people per ballon- we were doing the maths of how much the company would make every day, as we arrived at the site- and what a sight it was!! The only sound breaking the silence and the darkness was six huge balloons being blown up with very large gas ...
... to explore that lead us into different rooms within the monastery which was also the living quarters of the monks. There was a kitchen with a chimney and places to store food and water. There was even a stable to keep the animals. There were 'pigeon holes' where the pigeons lived and bred. The pigeons were a great source of meat and eggs for the monks living in the monastery. The pigeons were also used for communication, a skill which required one year ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet