Travel Blogs from Cappadocia, Turkey

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Lunar Landscapes, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Lunar Landscapes

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... (i.e., the Flintstones). It is a weird and wonderful place; there are many unusual land formations in this area of Turkey called Cappadocia, a World Heritage Site. Our first day was spent exploring the Goreme Open-Air Museum, a cluster of rock-cut ...

Cappadocia - lost for words!, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Cappadocia - lost for words!

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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I am in absolute awe of the landscape here.  All I want to do is explore valley after valley and keep going deeper.  Rock formations carved and sculpted  over years of wind and rain create amazingly beautiful shapes.   No matter ...

Ttttteeth chatttering and Ttturkish ttttraditions., Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Ttttteeth chatttering and Ttturkish ttttraditions.

A travel blog entry by emtyadventures

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... be a city that wanted to destroy us… we had four days to kill and who else to the rescue but Google. Enter: Cappadocia. It's a word I had heard thrown in to the mix when discussing all things Turkey. Not wanting to show my ignorance I always nodded ...

1000m high with a dude named Volkan, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

1000m high with a dude named Volkan

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... rising out of the valley into the sunshine. Quite a sight. Goreme, which is a small town located in the area known as Cappadocia is a wonderful place and is probably best described by the following word: magical. It is located in a little valley that is ...

The center of Turkey, Baloons and caves., Ortahisar, Turkey travel blog

The center of Turkey, Baloons and caves.

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... this tour was not very impressive, and certainly not what we were presented. We were contemplating renting a car and explore Cappadocia on ourselves. After lunch the group was rallied and transported to Goreme National Park. This is an open air museum ...

Hosca Kal Turkiye!, Urfa, Turkey travel blog

Hosca Kal Turkiye!

A travel blog entry by edamame

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After an 11-hour overnight bus ride from the coast, we finally arrived in central Turkey in the Cappadocia region, known for its amazing landscape of unique rock formations. It was a relief to get to our hotel after the uncomfortable ride through the ...

More Turkey, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

More Turkey

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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İ read a very interesting book İ got from one of my tourmates:  Nine Parts of Desire, The Hidden World of İslamic Women by Geraldine Brooks written in 1995.  Very interesting if you want to know more about women and Islam.  To ...

Where are all the Whos?, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Where are all the Whos?

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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A big day of checking out Cappadoccia...it's a region of central Turkey with some pretty unique landforms.  Looks like Who-ville in the Grinch..  But there are no Whos inside anymore... There's all these rock cones called faerie chimneys that ...

6 Month Anniversary!!!, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

6 Month Anniversary!!!

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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Decided it was time for a little celebration.  Today marks 6 months from the time we left Canada, 6 months into our 10th year of marriage, and hey - Christmas is almost here! Started the day off with a package tour.  This was a great ...

Back to the Caves, Göreme, Turkey travel blog

Back to the Caves

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... houses and hotels, which we didn't get to do last time. According to the Lonely Planet the beautiful landscape of Cappadocia was formed around 30 million years ago with the explosion of three volcanoes. The resulting landscape has been eroded over ...

Fantastical Fairy Land Flintstone Style, Cappadocia, Turkey travel blog

Fantastical Fairy Land Flintstone Style

A travel blog entry by everywhere

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... advenures from Africa is at janicebeaton.blogspot.com Here's Jan from Flinstoneville..... Meet The Flintstones! Our trip from Olympos to Cappadocia was LONG. Leaving Olympos all buses stop in Antalya where you then have to wait out the day for the swarm ...

Hurray........, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Hurray........

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... I finally had the signed visas and our passports in my hot little hand. Yeah, we were off to Cappadocia, our last touristie thing in Turkey. The 300km drive to Cappadocia was enjoyable and scenic, mostly dry but we crossed a river several times, ...

Istanbul., Istanbul and Silivri, Turkey travel blog

Istanbul.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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A work trip to ...

The Underground City and the Flinstones....., Goreme, Turkey travel blog

The Underground City and the Flinstones.....

A travel blog entry by antandrel

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... But we were too tight as it was 100 quid - sorry paul!) After that they came back and we went to the amazing underground city of cappadocia (One of many) The caves are 1000 years old and 2000 people used to hıde from the arabs at one time, There are many ...

Classic Cappadocia, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Classic Cappadocia

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... century AD onwards, so many monks descended on this remote area seeking refuge from religious persecution. The tufa of Cappadocia is extremely simple to carve and tunnel through, so the Christians built camoflaged communities above and below ground ...

The Fairy Chimneys, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

The Fairy Chimneys

A travel blog entry by jambo

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Eastern Turkey is nice enough and long-term travellers say it can be the most interesting part of the country. We are down to the last three months of our trip though and we still have a lot of countries to see, so we start to head back west. One place ...

Boy Has This Place Changed.., Goreme - Cappadocia, Turkey travel blog

Boy Has This Place Changed..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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... hours but our bike time was almost up so we sadly had to call it a day. If you're reading this and considering going to Cappadocia or Goreme in particular make sure you hire a scooter (ask for a new one) and make a day of touring the valleys by ...

Amazing Cappadocia, Cappadocia, Turkey travel blog

Amazing Cappadocia

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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22.8.06 Cappadocia, Turkey We agreed that the quickest and best way to enjoy the wonderous sight of Cappadocia, would be to have a guided tour, so the park owner's son Ahmet arranged for a guide, Shakir (58 years of age, retired high school teacher) and ...

fairy chimneys and hittite caves, capadoccia, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

fairy chimneys and hittite caves, capadoccia

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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Ruins and more ruins, Troy, Turkey travel blog

Ruins and more ruins

A travel blog entry by guykb

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We woke again to a wonderful scene from our window - the Aegean Sea in all its glory. Fishing boats were coming in and out of the small harbour and small waves were breaking on the shore. The girls found time for another swim and then we were on our ...

Cappadocia rocks- a lot!!!, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Cappadocia rocks- a lot!!!

A travel blog entry by sojanet

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... us up from the pension and took us to a bus, the size of the overnight bus, filled with tourists from Spain, France, Turkey, and wherever else.  Our tour guide spoke Turkish and English.  We first went to Pigeon Valley, where we could see the ...

Magical place with fairy phalli, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Magical place with fairy phalli

A travel blog entry by sojanet

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I'll get around writing this entry... Balloon ride at 5:30am Red valley hiking ...

The magic of Cappadocia, Urgup, Turkey travel blog

The magic of Cappadocia

A travel blog entry by guykb

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... until relatively recently (the 1950s) but abandoned due to the erosion. In fact most of the cave dwellings in the Cappadocia region were abandoned after the proclamation of the Turkish state in 1923. At this time there were massive 'population exchanges' ...

Magical Cappadocia, Cappadocia, Turkey travel blog

Magical Cappadocia

A travel blog entry by tavini

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Cappadocia is a fairy tale. Not necessarily one of those fairy tales with dragons and prncesses, but there are fairies, or at the very least fairy chimneys. This is what these incredible rock formations present throughout the region are called, though in ...

Goreme, City of Fairies, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Goreme, City of Fairies

A travel blog entry by donstump1

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Hi All, Our original plan was to take the train from Istanbul to Ankara and then rent a car to tour the rest of Turkey. When waying the expense and hastles of taking the train with renting a car in Isanbul and driving, the car won out. We drove all day ...

Kids' entries, Urgup, Turkey travel blog

Kids' entries

A travel blog entry by 3beansabroad

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Kate: The hotel in Cappadocia is fantastic. Mom and I shared a bed with a canopy in the honeymoon suite room. The idea of having a hotel in a cave is just brilliant. The manager is really nice. This morning during breakfast I saw and pet a kitty and ...

Off to Cappadocia, Urgup, Turkey travel blog

Off to Cappadocia

A travel blog entry by 3beansabroad

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... far as modern civilization goes. So, I'm pretty much going to stick to a few anecdotes about the journey and expound on Cappadocia after our tour tomorrow. The bus drive included a connection, but aside from some near-bursting bladders (again, I'll ...

Castles, Carpets and Caves, Uchisar, Turkey travel blog

Castles, Carpets and Caves

A travel blog entry by guykb

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... the highest point of the surrounding area. The view was nothing short of spectacular. Probably I have used superlatives too much in my Cappadocia posts, but that's how it is here.   We asked Faruk for a nice place to eat in town (Uchisar is not a ...

Making and buying pottery in Avanos, Avanos, Turkey travel blog

Making and buying pottery in Avanos

A travel blog entry by 3beansabroad

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... , you do get to shop in some really nice places with very personalized attention. Avanos is known as Pottery Central in Turkey. During our visit the kids enjoyed throwing pots/vases, whatever on the kick wheel while wearing "clown pants" to protect ...

Amazing place - seeing is believing:  Cappadocia, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Amazing place - seeing is believing: Cappadocia

A travel blog entry by worldtraveler2

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... above me and listened to the sound of hot air taking them up higher.  What an awesome way to start the day. The Cappadocia region was once home to several active volcanoes which erupted over 10 million years ago.  It was covered with ashes which ...

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