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The scenery was not as amazing as the day before as we drove on the Anatolian plateau. We started with cherry tree orc**********g the road, replaced by crop and then steppe. The stops for tea and food along this big road answered my low expectations..
The only interesting stop was in Sultanhani where we visited a big caravanserais but this time …
The sıghts here ın Cappadocıa are too far apart to reach them on your own and try to use publıc transporatıon. So- we sıgned up for the Green Tour! Hıts a number of major sıghts, and ıs from 930-530 ıncludıng lunch- sounds lıke a deal! And ıt was! Great day- we got pıcked up from our pensıon and then drove to Derınkuyu underground cıty. Amazıngly …
... marauding armies on their way to attack Constantinople. The cities had multiple levels
and included ventilation shafts (disguised as wells on the surface), churches, morgues,
and stables. Nat wondered what the toilet arrangements were. Apparently they did it in clay jars!
... who wandered around between them chanting. Very slow build up of chanting and music before the dancing actually started but quite mesmerising, I don't know how they manage to not fall over after they finish spinning around for so long with their eyes shut and arms in the air. Another interesting experience for us.
Got home about 10:40 and decided to forgo dinner, paid our hotel expenses, organised our Istanbul transfers and packed for our next trip to Istanbul in the morning