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... To cap off the perfect day, we had a fantastic dinner (again chicken shish and lentil soup) at a local restaurant, where the adorable little proprietor awkwardly insisted on greeting me with the French bisoux.
The following day, we wanted to visit the areas in Cappadocia not accessible by scooter, hot air balloon, car or ATV. Our first stop was the Goreme Open Air Museum, which showcases many of the most beautiful cave churches that have been preserved in the ...
... was drizzling. We were too late to see the museum, a bit to our relief, but did see the changing of the guard. They do a strange sort of goose step - I will post the video if I can this damn app to work properly. I'm also fighting with the hotels internet connection. We are staying at the Bilkent, very fancy. So fancy we had to go through security like the airport to get in! An early start tomorrow and then a long run to Istanbul and the end of the Turkish bit of our ...
... eldest at university, the next at high school and a boy in primary school. Given it was a Sunday they were all at home and we were able to sit and talk with them for an hour or so using Mr G as our interpreter. The house had been in the family for 4 generations but the actual structure is likely to be from Byzantine times. The top story housed what they called a church, an area they didn't use any more. The next level down was the living area which also doubled as the sleeping ...
... not to suffer from claustrophobia as some of the tunnels are narrow and low. The whole "ecosystem" was quite remarkable in the way it was organized to sustain life for long periods of time. Kaymakli was home to 3000 people. I just can't imagine how they all managed down there. Apart from anything else it must have been very gloomy. Anyway it was a remarkable place, but then so have many of the places we have been to in Turkey. We were the last people to get ...
... Arabs and later by Turks.
Frequent raids by attacking armies forced Christians to seek refuge in underground cities and practise their religion in camouflaged rock churches. It is thought that as early as the first century, Christians may have sought refuge in the caves and tunnels carved in the volcanic rocks of Cappadocia.
The rock cut ...
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