Hot Air Balloon Ride, stopover at "Avanos Town" and lunch at "Uranos Sarikaya" underground restaurant which draws bus loads of tour groups. Here the way to the dining area is the walk through the cave. We sat at the pre-booked dining area and food, also pre-booked. Now before food came by, a little commotion because some tour buddies insisted seating together and the good ones accommodated by switching places. Strange I thought because we have been travelling together for the 6 days now and people still prefer clicking together instead of going with the flow. Anyway, I counted my blessings. I sat with friendly happy people and we happily ate in this slightly dimmed large restaurant with prompt service and music.
The next and last stop for the day was at "Goreme Open-Air Museum" - one of Turkey's UNESCO World Heritage Sites which holds the best collection of painted cave-churches. Also,, the medieval orthodox Christian monks (1000-1200 AD) carved the caves from the soft volcanic stones and decorated them with elaborate Byzantine frescoes depicting the Bible.
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