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  • Day29

    Kapadokya 2

    April 25, 2019 in Turkey ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Am frühen Morgen haben fast 100 Ballons mit ihren Gasflammen und bunten Farben den Himmel über Kapadokya erleuchtet. Ein unvergessliches Schauspiel. Danach habe ich zu Fuß die Schluchten und Türme erkundet. Anstrengend, aber jeden Schritt wert. Man kann das mit dem Foto gar nicht einfangen. Und je nachdem das Licht einfällt, sieht es wieder anders aus. İch glaube, die Ballonfahrer können keinen besseren Eindruck bekommen.Read more

  • Day28

    Derinkuyu, unterirdische Stadt

    April 24, 2019 in Turkey ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Diese unterirdische Stadt aus alter Zeit geht über mindestens 3 Stockwerke hinunter durch enge Treppen, auf der zwei Menschen nicht aneinander vorbei kommen. Dafür gibt es dann immer wieder Räume und Niechen. İn den Wohnräumen sind im Boden Vertiefungen für die Vorräte. Auch Tierställe gibt es. Vermutlich auch Wasser- und Abwassersysteme. Das Beste ist ein riesiger Belüftungsschacht von ganz oben bis ganz unten.
    Aber wenn plötzlich alle anderen Touristen weg sind und nichts zu hören ist, dann ist es schon auch unheimlich.
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  • Day6

    Turkey - Day 5 Tour - Cappadocia

    August 1, 2019 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    We flew/drove in to Cappadocia late last night and could not see what was in store for us.

    We are staying at the Guvan Cave Hotel which is made from thick igneous rock blocks and is quaint and gorgeous.

    Opened the curtains earlier to this view ... Check the top right hand corner - I didn't see it when I took the photo ... This going to be fun exploring.

    OK our guide met us at 9 am and we did a 2 km walk through the valleys, So the whole area (approx) 24,000 sq miles used to be a salt lake. About 50 Million years ago under neath the lake had volcanic activity and was continually shooting lava up into the water which formed the chimneys or tuff-coned formations.

    The lake dried up and left these tuff-coned structures. People learned that the outer 10 cm was hardened but once you got through that it carved out more easily, however you had to do this in one go or overnight it hardened as the oxygen got to it.

    In the eighth century Christians were being slaughtered by the Roman empire and they dug caves into these formations to be safe and hide. They built churches into these as well which still remain today full of paintings of Jesus and other religious icons.

    The people that painted them would fast for 30 days and if they had a "dream" they would seek permission to continue to dream down that path. Then they would seek permission to draw thete dream if that was approved then they drew their dream and sought approval to do a painting in the cones churches.

    The paintings first had to have the surface prepared and they used a plant /fine straw and pigeon droppings made into a paste and put it onto the wall/surface in the size they required for their painting.

    The pain was made from natural dies from plants and foods. The trick was to get the painting done while the surface was still wet from the preparation.

    What amazed me wad the sameness of the Christian religion and the Muslim religion. So many similarities when you get down to it.

    We then caught a lift up to the Carpet Factory and they showed us how they are made and even had Kirah doing some knots, then they showed us the range. Beautiful is all I can say. So the quality is dependant upon whether it is made from silk wool or gotten and also how many knots per cm square. The highest recorded is 24 x 24 knots per cm2, these guys have one that is 20x20 per cm2. The detail was exceptional.

    From there we had lunch - yummo and a nap back at the hotel as it was about 38° here and no breeze. After it cooled a bit our guide took us to the open air museum to see the churches and living quarters and learned the above.

    We are booked in to do hot air ballooning first thing early tomorrow, learning how to do pottery and a host of other things tomorrow.

    Had a few beers and dinner down the road and am now all tick up ready to sleep for our early morning.
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  • Oct24

    Whirling Dervish Performance

    October 24, 2019 in Turkey ⋅ 🌙 63 °F

    After a very long day on the coach, we had about 20 minutes before running to this. It takes place in one of the Caravanserai like the one we saw earlier.

    Upon leaving the Dervishes, I tripped and did a face plant on the left side of my cheekbone to the marble floor, in the process, possibly cracking a rib , spraining my wrist, and whacking my knee. Not to mention twisting my glasses. Smacking your face hard into a marble slab is not recommended. Those suckers are unforgiving. And of course tomorrow morning I have to be outside the hotel by 5:30 am to do the 1 hr hot air balloon ride. Gonna crash - I’m sure morning will be fun.Read more

  • Oct25

    Balloons - Cappadocia province

    October 25, 2019 in Turkey ⋅ 🌙 43 °F

    What a blast!! Wonderful experience. Silky smooth ride - and the scenery! ( Cappadocia - “land of beautiful horses”) Will try to post a video later when I find decent WiFi. The pilot even lands it in a flatbed and then they drive you to a spot where they invite you to drink champagne or mimosas and eat chocolate covered strawberries. It even came with breakfast before the flight!Read more

  • Day25

    Underground City

    September 8, 2019 in Turkey ⋅ ⛅ 72 °F

    Kaymaklı yeralti şehir ( Untergrundstadt )

    Die unterirdische Stadt Kaymakli hat acht Stockwerke mit einer Tiefe von 80 Metern und eine Geschichte, die bis ins 8. Jahrhundert vor Christus zurückreicht.

    Kaymaklı - Unterirdische Stadt
    ist eine von 36 unterirdischen Städten der Region Kappadokien.
    Zwischen 3.000 und 15.000 Bewohner sollen einst hier, im Herzen der Erde, gelebt haben. Ein ausgetüfteltes Belüftungssystem machte das Leben unter der Erde möglich.

    Grösste, Bisher Unbekannte Unterirdische Stadt, Nevşehir - 2015

    Eine rätselhafte, bisher in den Überlieferungen namentlich nicht erwähnte und gesuchte (oder noch nicht zuzuordnende) uralte Stadt aus dem Zeitalter des Endes der Jungsteinzeit und der beginnenden Kupferzeit, dem Chalkolithikum (ca. 6100–3000 v.Chr.) wurde auf dem Gebiet Zentralanatoliens in der Türkei entdeckt.
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  • Oct25

    Turkish rugs

    October 25, 2019 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 64 °F

    A chance to see how Turkish rugs are made. Some beautiful rugs. Amanda got a large one after bargaining for only 20% of the cost. Incredible. We were going to get a smaller one but just couldn’t find that perfect one .Read more

  • Day30

    Kapadokya 3 (Avanos,Ürgüp)

    April 26, 2019 in Turkey ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Heute Morgen das gleiche Schauspiel wie gestern. Danach noch die letzten Eindrücke von Felsformationen und Feenkaminen. Wir verlassen Kapadokien.

  • Day2

    1er matin

    October 22, 2019 in Turkey ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    Au petit matin , nous sommes réveillés par le son des brûleurs. Nous ouvrons nos rideaux sur le ballet féerique des ballons. La vue de notre chambre est superbe.
    Dans notre petit hôtel de 6 chambres , 5 sont occupées par des chinois grâce à qui nous avons des fous rires. Ils ont réussi à se faire photographier par le photographe de la mariée quand même.Read more

  • Day2

    Goreme

    October 22, 2019 in Turkey ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Visite du musée en plein air de Goreme avec ses églises rupestres et couvent taillés dans la roche de l époque Byzantine. Ici trop de monde pour se laisser imprégner par les lieux.
    Puis celui de Zelve, avec monastère et habitations dont les derniers occupants sont partis en 1952. Une ville rupestre cachée au fond de 3 vallons qui abrite ici aussi des églises byzantines. Partout des trous, des galeries creusées dans la roche et des milliers de marches verticales menant aux différents sanctuaires.
    Nous dégustons les fameux gozlemes ,sorte de crêpe fourrée ,préparés à la mode traditionnelle.
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