Melek Cave Hotel
Travel Blogs from Goreme
... container and then cook it in the ground for something like 4 hours and then when you eat it you need to hit the pottery with a knife to get the lid off. It was really good. For dinner some of went out and I had what they call Turkish Ravioli. It is total different then ours, our guide told me that the Turks use the word ravioli for the tourists. In Turkish it is call Manti. It is little pieces of pasta with ground meat in it with a garlic yogurt sauce. When it comes you mix ...
... we were helped to be hoisted up into the basket. We were then given instructions on the 'brace' position for landing...pretty much Kim and I 'spooning squatting' and holding onto internal basket handles- serious stuff! And just like that then we were off... It was such a gentle take off and I was so distracted by the other balloons taking off around us that I didn't even realise we had left the ground to begin with!
Having never been in a hot air balloon before and ...
... was comprised entirely of guests from our hotel, so that was nice, although the day also reminded us how much we dislike tours. Our guide was excellent and we enjoyed the company of our fellow tour-goers, but we are both too independent and strongly prefer going at our own pace. Still, we learned much more than we would have without our very knowledgeable guide (signage was almost nonexistent at the day's various stops), and it would have been impossible to access ...
... a follower and did not understand it all. So we had decided after seeing the show last night to have a relaxed start to the day and just head off towards Goreme.
We were quite surprised that even in somewhere the size of Konya there were horses being driven along in their various carts or wagons. Once we got off the main highway we also saw donkeys pulling ploughs.
First stop for the morning was at Sultanhani to see the well preserved caravanserai from ...
... much so it started slipping away again, and one of the guys hung on to the basket as it lifted off the ground a bit, which was funny! Next time they got it on the trailer though, and started securing it. They took the balloon down by pulling at ropes attached to the top before getting it low enough to be able to tackle the base of it and tie it up, then jumping on the balloon part, walking over it and pushing it to get most of the air out! We got helped out of our baskets, ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking