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... able to do with all the land, it just looks wasted to me. The main crop I did notice was corn, and we saw lots of stalls in Istanbul selling grilled corn on the cob with lots of people buying and eating it. They are also self-sufficient in fruit and vegetable production, sugar beet is a big industry and enough is grown to provide the whole population (I think about 80 million) with table sugar. A huge wheat crop is grown, particularly in the central ...
4:00am wake up for 5:00 start, the most disorganised, unprofessional organisation. Balloon pilot fantastic - really saved the day - after small panic attack and singed arm hairs and not getting the deluxe flight we paid for :( Visit to open air museum where we saw many cave churches with amazing frescos - which you can't photograph. Amazing they have lasted so long. Then we went ...
... to Selime Monastary, which is huge, built into a large fairy castle and towers over fields below. 200 priests would live here at a time.
After stopping for Turkish Delight candy, we went to an onyx workshop and showroom in Uchisar, Uchisar Castle was right across the street.
Watching sunset on the ridge last night was quite the scene. Hundreds of people walking the trails at the top trying to catch the best views.
... did a lot of driving and passed many fields of crops , some being plough end others being sown. In other places we passed goat herds being moved with the help of the family young and old, all with sticks and dogs at the back. I noticed a shepherd in a field with some sheep or goats and another in a field with his cows. A different way of farming, not too many fences. It didn't appear that the farms are very big. Each small farm seemed ...
... intact they would slow down and allow me to pass again, this time unmolested. This bizarre experience happened numerous times, unfortunately, one time the driver thought it would be funny to slam on his brakes after overtaking, which would have been slightly less funny for the back of his head if I hadn’t been paying attention and given him a very different sort of bird, by impersonating one through his rear windscreen rather than just flicking him one. As ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking