Hotel El Blanco
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... in the rocks. We were amazed by the beautiful frescos still intact, painted then glazed with pigeon egg to make it last. Christians hid in Cappadocia for many years, even built an underground city. The most popular thing to do there is a hot air balloon ride. We had to do it. It's not everyday that you have such an opportunity, right?! Often they are cancelled due to weather, which had happened to many people we met. We had one day to do it...21 degrees...and I'm not ...
During the trip, we will be visiting numerous locations in Turkey and Greece. Along the way, the choir will be performing several concerts. Some of these concerts will be formal, and some more "impromptu." Our program includes choral repertoire from America, Greece, and Turkey, and will vary with each performance. Much of our music will be performed unaccompanied, but since some of the students play instruments as well, we will have accompaniment by guitar, clarinet, ...
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... or Yerebatan), the ancient Roman underground water tank. Basically its like a big underground room or big cave that was filled with water. For me, this was the highlight attraction of the trip. Stepping into the underground cistern was magical. First of all, it was very comfortable coming in from the hot weather outside to the naturally cool and dark cave inside. Secondly, the cistern is huge with dimensions of about 10 meters high, 140m long and 65m wide. Its ceiling ...
... In one shop where we were buying some goodies (not the edible kind) we also tested out pomegranate tea and of course the apple tea - love them both. We had a very successful shopping expedition at the spice markets and lots of fun too. I much prefer the spice markets to the grand bazaar. The people are so friendly. I had a few offers for people to be my camel to carry my shopping ( their wording not ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service