Avanos and Urgup

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October 13th 2012
Published: October 14th 2012
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13 0ctober 2012

We visited two of the nearby towns today.

Avanos is on the Kizilimak (Red River) from which it extracts the clay to make the pottery for which it is well known. We visited several of the pottery shops many of which were in caves and had demonstrations of pieces being thrown and decorated.

Urgup is set in a valley with honeycombed cliffs all about it. We walked around the market, and the old town and to complete the day had a most enjoyable traditional Hamam (Turkish Bath) where we were really pampered being washed and massaged by the attendants in the hot steamy atmosphere.

To complete the day we went to a Cappadocian evening with folk and belly dancing.

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