As marvellously affluent as Calgary is, there is little hope for the 100 Mile Diet being reality there. We are presented with food that has had to come a long way to reach us (even in the organic, whole-foods shops). Here, a 100 Metre Diet is a very real possibility. Being out in the fresh air, hiking and climbing certainly helps build a healthy appetite. Strangely, we are filling up on the smaller portions and sleeping very well in our hole-in-the-wall hotel.
As yesterday ended up being a lovely, warm, blue sky day, we did an organized day trip to a hike near Aksaray, some 1000+ year old cave churches near Gökçe and the underground city at Derinkuyu. Seeing wall frescoes that have survived from before the Christian Crusades is impressive.
We are also enjoying the "slow travel" aspect of our trip. We are watching people appear at the hotel with less than 48 hours to "do" Cappadocia. We have the luxury of reading a trashy novel for the afternoon if it suits us.
We are having a marvellous time.
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