Travel Blogs from Goreme, Turkey

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Fairy Chimneys, Göreme, Turkey travel blog

Fairy Chimneys

A travel blog entry by hitchandditch

Hotel is absolutely fantastic. We took a hot air balloon ride was lovely. It was serene and quiet in the very early morning looking over a landscape of "fairy chimneys" and rock formations at sunrise. It was one of my favorite experiences ever. It was ...

Goreme day 2, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Goreme day 2

A travel blog entry by derrick241

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... two minds whether to buy one here or wait until Iran I didnt do the hotair balloons as I wanted to save this expeirience so that Anne and I could do this together, maybe not in Turkey, but in Egypt, but maybe if I ever come back here it will happen then ...

Hiking in sandals, Pasabagi, Turkey travel blog

Hiking in sandals

A travel blog entry by houseofmonsters

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... is uphill). After walking around, a tour guide invited us to join his little group and the girl and her parents were from Turkey and the boyfriend was from Mexico; however, both girl and boy are at Johns Hopkins for their undergrad. They must be smart. ...

Haven't we already seen that underground city?, Goreme, Turkey, Turkey travel blog

Haven't we already seen that underground city?

A travel blog entry by jeffanddana

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... tour and then headed to Mustafapasa, which is the old Greek village of Sinasos. In the 1920s, the Greek inhabitants in Turkey were 'exchanged' with Turkish inhabitants in Greece by Attaturk. This included the inhabitants in this village. The total Greek ...

Day 9, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Day 9

A travel blog entry by stoddyblog

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A better day today, weather much dryer with just a few showers. 600km ride to the Cappadocia region of Turkey. We are staying in a cave hotel for two nights and have a rest day tomorrow!  Driving standards haven't improved much, whilst stationary at ...

Land of fairy chimneys, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Land of fairy chimneys

A travel blog entry by jannettek

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... the previously seen images suggest.   We flew from Istanbul to Kayseri, which looks to be in about the centre of Turkey. From the air the countryside looked mountainous but in large areas the ground looked as green and patchworked as England.   ...

Dunped of a bus at 4:30am and beıng ıll for the da, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Dunped of a bus at 4:30am and beıng ıll for the da

A travel blog entry by richardcowley

Well ıt has been the fırst day of my trıp that I have been properly sıck. As you know I took an overnıght bus to get to Groeme well ıt was a bıt of an adventurer. My stop was around 5 ın the mornıng but ıt actually turned out to be 4:30 ...

chimneys on the moon, Göreme, Turkey travel blog

chimneys on the moon

A travel blog entry by o_thou_bandit

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... a dark hole in the basement of the castle. Apparently there is only one authentic, working camel caravan left in Turkey, located somewhere in eastern Anatolia; the remaining camels are mere relics, placed in scenic locations for the tourist racket. ...

cappadocia, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

cappadocia

A travel blog entry by laurareane

... told at this time that they believed that blue eyed people were evil. Go figure. After the hike we made our way to Goreme. Simply amazing. I was really looking forward to this portion of my trip. The Cappadocia region is unlike anything I've ever seen. ...

Mar 10, 2010, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Mar 10, 2010

A travel blog entry by luciagreco

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Cappadocia, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Cappadocia

A travel blog entry by greybear

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Still in Urgup, Cappadocia.  Going to visit the North of Cappadocia...yes, more rocks and even going to Imagination Valley where I have to deduce from the shape of the rocks what that formation is supposed to be...unfortunately, I have not ...

Goreme hot air ballooning., Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Goreme hot air ballooning.

A travel blog entry by erinontheroad

Stıll here. Immedıately after I updated yesterday I made my way across the street to meet my frıend Dan, an adorable Brıtısh archeologıst. He looked rather lıke I'd kılled hıs favourıte puppy when I told ...

Cappodocia - anyone for a balloon flight?, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Cappodocia - anyone for a balloon flight?

A travel blog entry by mark_christina

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... did you make it to Cappodocia? This question not only springs from the fact that it's such a unique and 'must visit' attraction in Turkey, but also because it's simply so far away, smack bang in the middle of this very big country. A bus from Istanbul ...

Goreme Day 2, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Goreme Day 2

A travel blog entry by jeanie.moore.16

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... the 'green tour'.  We started off at 9.30am with pick up in a 14 seater bus and first taken to a look out point over Goreme.  Then off to Derinkuyu but the guide decided it was too busy so we left and went to the Ihlara Valley.  There are ...

Another Day on the Turkish Trails, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Another Day on the Turkish Trails

A travel blog entry by dosqueen

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I got up lickedy split early at 6 AM so as to try and photograph some hot air balloons rising over the Goreme valley and was fairly successful.  I had to walk a ways chasing after the balloons but found a good vantage spot about 15 minutes walking ...

Göreme, Göreme, Turkey travel blog

Göreme

A travel blog entry by antonunterwegs

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Aufstehen um 4:30 und Abfahrt mit einem Kleinbus zum Startplatz der Ballonfahrt. 11 von uns haben sich entschieden daran teilzunehmen; aber wer nun hofft, eine beschauliche Ballonfahrt zu geniesen, ist erst einmal von dem Volksauflauf am Startplatz ...

Göreme, Göreme, Turkey travel blog

Göreme

A travel blog entry by antonunterwegs

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Aufregung am frühen Morgen, zwei Ballons werden durch den Wind in Richtung des Campingplatzes getrieben und landen mit großer Mühe kurz vor der Mauer. Ansonsten abhängen im Camp. Es ist ja schließlich Sonntag. Gegen Mittag dann Besuch eines ...

Captivated by Cappadocia, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Captivated by Cappadocia

A travel blog entry by patrick_viajero

... .  Why?  To get ready for a ride in a hot air balloon during sunrise, overlooking the spectacular scenery of central Turkey that is called Cappadocia.  Hot air balloons are as iconic to Cappadocia as the Eiffel Tower is to Paris, so ...

Fairy Chimneys, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Fairy Chimneys

A travel blog entry by tylerandtori

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... to negotiate, but he didnt agree. We decided to head back to the station and wait three hours for the first Dolmus to leave for Goreme. It was 3:30 am, we were very tired but still refused to get ripped off. A short while later the taxi driver came to ...

Up to the sky and down to the dungeons, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Up to the sky and down to the dungeons

A travel blog entry by lizd2013

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... hotel to be like. Lunch was good and the manager had me up belly dancing ;p, good thing there was no pole! Visit to Goreme jeweller - where I kept my hands in pockets, although there was a really nice sapphire I liked. Then underground city - long narrow ...

Ballooning over the crazy landscape of Cappadocia, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Ballooning over the crazy landscape of Cappadocia

A travel blog entry by laura-and-craig

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... sediments ever since. Result: way too many photos, especially from the balloon ride - a proper memory-card-killer. Arrived in Goreme, a tourist town in Cappadocia late arvo and went straight to the local gozlem restaurant for a feed. Then headed off to ...

Raki bad...., Urgup / Goreme / Avanos aka Cappodocia, Turkey travel blog

Raki bad....

A travel blog entry by whereslola

... of the car, we found a great spot to watch the sunset. This was the first time I'd been somewhere quite since arriving in Turkey and I'd forgotten how good it felt to be still. Then, on to meze and dinner at a roof-top restaurant where I was ...

Hiding in the Open Air Museum, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Hiding in the Open Air Museum

A travel blog entry by betsybond

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... at the loot of photos from our days adventures before setting off to bed for my early rise for ballooning. Our Song:    Goreme City (To the tune of Paradise City) Take me down to the underground city, Where the groups are big, but the ...

Magical Mystery Lands of Turkey- Cappadocia, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Magical Mystery Lands of Turkey- Cappadocia

A travel blog entry by nicolasfulton

... on this trip.  Always quick with a smile and a helping hand, Antoine and Marine were a couple from Bordeaux traveling through Turkey for a few weeks in between helping her father build his dream boat Catamaran that the family would then use to sail ...

Cappadocia and site seeing, Nevşehir Merkez, Turkey travel blog

Cappadocia and site seeing

A travel blog entry by gravittkiki

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... the journey. I have no idea which shuttle bus and it is chaotic again, but it was funny and it all worked out. The buses in Turkey are pretty nice. I had more room on the bus than I have had on some airplanes. The bus has tv screens at every seat, but ...

Does my bum look big in this tunnel?, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Does my bum look big in this tunnel?

A travel blog entry by jenny.fisher

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... is a mix of forest and volcanic rock. There are lots of people on the trail today as it is a long weekend in Turkey. Tomorrow they celebrate Children's Day. We walk for one hour until we reach our lunch venue. These are village restaurants serving ...

Cappadocia, Turkey, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Cappadocia, Turkey

A travel blog entry by vchanjdouglas

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... . When we woke up, we decided to walk through the Love Valley to see more fairy chimneys. Afterwards, we headed to the Goreme Open Air Museum. It's a museum of many rock-sculpted churches dating from the 10th, 11th, and 12th centuries. There are frescoes ...

Fun in Cappadocia, Göreme, Turkey travel blog

Fun in Cappadocia

A travel blog entry by kadadiri

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... of the landscape we had just traveled through. Walked along the uphill road to Uchisar. Near the town we found a clear signposted track to Goreme. We must have started out on the wrong track because there was no way you would have missed it from this end. ...

Fairy Chimneys in Cappadocia, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Fairy Chimneys in Cappadocia

A travel blog entry by josh.lambden

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... a half), but followed by a bus transfer of similar length before we arrived at our final destination of Goreme in Cappadocia.  Cappadocia is in central Turkey and is famous for its "Fairy Chimneys" and underground cities.  The fairy chimneys are ...

cappadocia!, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

cappadocia!

A travel blog entry by msgee

... perches into the rock and often fed the pigeons because their poo could be used for fertilizer and a rudimentary form of gunpowder. Goreme, the town where I stayed, means "not seeing," which is what the Christians had in mind in 2 A.D. The "windows" ...

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