Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Our arrival at the MDC Cave Hotel, Cappadocia and we visit a Whirling Dervish ceremony


This "cave hotel" in Cappadocia is certainly different.
I had no idea what to expect...


The main lounge area, situated above the dining room
and just off from the reception


The view from our balcony...
Truly breath-taking


I certainly did not expect to find a wagon here.
But I have seen several in the area,
so they must have a significance.


The central part of the hotel


This was the Bat cave...
A seating/tv room


The bedroom...
Although it has no windows,
it was certainly not claustrophobic


Air circulates via the "chimney" in the roof


The "honeymoon" couple testing out the towels


Not only did we have a shower,
but a Jacuzzi bath as well!


There is an outdoor seating area that is shared by the four rooms
on this level


And we have working Wi-Fi...
My wife checking her phone.


A view from the terrace above our room


The dining area...guests can sit inside or out,
depending on the weather


The main reception area,
with a very friendly guest relations manager, Zulal Uz.
She was a mine of information and extremely helpful


Pirate, the hotel dog...playing hard to get.
He is actually VERY friendly and is on hand to welcome new arrivals


One of the stone columns in the dying light


Live music is on offer with dinner at the hotel.
To find out more about the hotel:
http://www.mdchotel.com/


After dinner we went off to experience this
Whirling Dervishes Ceremony at Carevanserai.
The major part of the 45 minute "show" is religious,
and photography is not permitted.
However, at the end of the ceremony,
photographs are allowed.
This was an experience that I am glad I experienced.
If you are going to be visiting the area,
make a visit to Saruhan a "must see" event
To find out more:
www.sarihan1249.com


Listen to some of the music...

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