Trip Start Mar 04, 2004
77Trip End Jul 02, 2005
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We ate a sumptuous meal at Kose, including ice-cream dessert with carmelized bananas and drank the local wine. The fortified us for the next day of exploring when we bussed out to Derinkuyu, the largest of the over 60 underground cities in the area. These cities were refuges when Persians, iconoclasts and other nasties came by. They had schools, churches, stables and most importantly for people trapped underground for months at a time, a winery.
After being deep in the tufa, the soft rock of the Cappodochia region, we ascended the tufa citadel in Uchisar for grand views of the fairy-chimneys, and rock cove pensions. We hitched a ride back to town and chilled with an English couple and their kids who drove from England to India and now to the Middle East in their trusty landrover. I guess kids don't have to tie you down.
And then it was on a bus to the Aegean Coast.