Uchisar Castle, another carved-out elevation, perhaps the
grandest of them all
View of Uchisar from the top
Ditto; smaller, vassals' castles below
Us on the summit
For some reason we never understood, the air flotilla
launched again, late in the afternoon, contrary to their
stated mission of flying only in the early AM; perhaps
they were moving to their winter quarters in Sarasota
Tourist/native interaction; universal language
The more impressive side of Urchisar Castle, over where
the tour buses park; and the bazaar...
At the aforementioned bazaar, world-class kitsch; does
UNESCO have a category for this?
Anyhow, we parked that night with a couple French RVs
on a ridge overlooking Goreme; they were just back from
And had lunch the next day, exploring Goreme, at a
"traditional" restaurant called A la Turca; the mezes...
And the main, sort of a sliced roast beef (?),
smoked, served on a bed of frites, smothered
in yogurt and brown gravy; I swear I am
not making this up; credit Vicki for not even
thinking of asking for ketchup; so far as I