Cappadocia Dora Motel & Pansion
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... with a flourish, over the floor. As he spoke, each carpet was rolled out with a thump. There were many themes, for each taste, from Traditional to Contemporary.
None of us moved. Not a sign that anyone was going to buy anything. But, the salesman was very clever, at a flick of his finger, more salesmen arrived and watched us as we eventually began to discuss amongst ourselves what we had seen. I suppose they were watching our body language because I had said to Dave about the ...
... views below in Pigeon Valley. Another failed sales pitch later - this time at a jewellery shop where they sold all manner of jewels but particularly onyx and turquoise (from the area), we were then on our way home for our last night in our cave hotel. Unfortunately we couldn't reschedule our hot air balloon flight the next morning due to further poor weather conditions, but we were really glad we had the whole day exploring the landscape, even if not from a bird's eye ...
... presses, stables and chapels.
The city also has numerous wells to provide fresh water. So many, that most scholars agree that Derinkuyu could have easily supported as many as 20,000 people.
Conventional wisdom holds that these cities were built for the same reasons other people built citadels and castles – to protect the populace during invasion. Some of the strongest evidence to support this theory includes the self-contained fresh water ...
... from Sandstone, you can imagine what a huge task it was. And this was only one of many in the area, originally all connected by tunnels, some 20-30 kms long, sort of an underground road network.
The magnificent Fairy Chimneys are tall, pointed rock pillars, shaped by millenniums of erosion into the most fantastic, whimsical "Fairy Chimneys". Each has been carved and hollowed out to create a separate dwelling or church.. with doors and ...
Very early start from Dalaman to Istanbul to Nevsehir airports, then bus to Goreme, Cappadocia.
We are amazed how, once past the mountains to the east of Istanbul, we fly over endless edge to edge farming lots with almost no relief, no vegetation other than a few poplars and willows in the valleys. Harsh country.
Goreme is a puzzle for us. Of course, the landscape is astounding... the domes, fairy ...