Melek Cave Hotel
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... stark and barren, the valleys are often quite green and fertile. One valley had large cotton and corn fields, both almost ready for harvest. As we came up out of Cizra we could see the border watch towers along the ridge top just a few hundred metres off to our left. This continued towards Mardin as the road parallels the border along a wide flat plain.
Dara is a Roman city that has is still being uncovered by archaeologists. It has mostly been dug out of the ...
... pool. I am the only person in there.
In the evening we drive down the hill to the brand spanking new Hilton Hotel where we sit high up on the rooftop terrace sipping gin and tonic (me), vodka and coke (Bob) and white wine (the Boss) and playing the roll of ten-bob millionaires.
... Bet you didn't know that! Then a roadside lunch stop and another stop at an undergroud city.
Finally we reached a lookout point when we first sighted the chimneys of Cappadocia. While some of the tour had Turkish baths, we found a nice vantage point to watch the sun go down.
Dinner was in a 'family home' which was really ...
... Ali, Mustafa, Ahmet & Mohammed. Furthermore, the population of Turkey is 77 million, of which 95% are Muslims and there are 85,000 mosques in Turkey!! We've already heard the daily calling for men to come to the mosque for prayer, which occurs five times per day.
There are no cathedrals in Cappadocia, only smaller chapels or monasteries, as instead of building up against the landscape, the Cappadocian people "scoop out" ...
... group of hikers during our time in the valley, so we mostly had the place to ourselves.
After 10 miles of hiking, we went back to our cave and took long cave naps. We had earned our afternoon hibernation after waking up at 4:45 a.m. and doing all of that hiking. We went out to a nice dinner and got two local specialties: manti, a Turkish ravioli made with beef and garlic tomato and yogurt, and testi kebap, a mix of meat and vegetables cooked in a clay pot that ...