Travel Blogs from Goreme, Turkey

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Oh, What a NIght!, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Oh, What a NIght!

A travel blog entry by peillsonwheels

... lines are so helpful!) and steer us back onto the bus to get to our proper stop, about 15 minutes further on. We disembarked at Goreme (pronounced go-re-me) and were picked up by Bekir, the owner of the pension we had booked. He was very friendly and ...

Up, Up and Away!, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Up, Up and Away!

A travel blog entry by peillsonwheels

Mark and I had been considering the tour in the hot-air balloon; it is a very popular tour in Cappadocia, but also an expensive one. After much weighing out, to the kids’ delight, we decided to take it. I wasn’t totally excited about this ...

Cappadocia, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Cappadocia

A travel blog entry by leann-robyn

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We took an eight or so hour overnight bus ride from Istanbul over to Goreme (the heart of the Cappadocia region). This area is so unique and hands down one of the most memorable areas that we saw in Turkey. If we go back to Turkey again one day, we ...

Hanging Out In Cappadocia, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Hanging Out In Cappadocia

A travel blog entry by cotafamily4

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... memories include... enjoying Carsten, Aidan and Sophia running and climbing through the various sinuous canyons  surrounding Goreme... watching our musical friends coax the cords of their violins as they played an after dinner tune for ...

Goreme (Cappadocia), Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Goreme (Cappadocia)

A travel blog entry by vague-abonding

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As we arrived in Cappadocia at dawn with sticky eyes and rumbling bellies after an unsatisfactory sleep on the overnight bus, we were immediately jolted into wakefullness by the extraordinary scenery outside.  A curious volcanic ...

The Land of Fairy Chimneys, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

The Land of Fairy Chimneys

A travel blog entry by gmscholz

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... … We arrived back at our cave that was now ready for us and what a gem it was, it even had a spa! Goreme was just mindblowing, cities built underground that linked together via 9km tunnels and consisted of; kitchens, stables, churches for 2,000 ...

I May Go Blind, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

I May Go Blind

A travel blog entry by travoholic

... first to admit that I didnt really pay much attention in science class. It wsa never my thing. So when the chance to come to Turkey to see a full solar eclipse popped up I was going because it was something neat to see, not for any interest in the ways ...

Goreme, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Goreme

A travel blog entry by lukeandloumann

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... . 9 of the group went, the others stayed behind and took photos of the balloons taking off, both quite spectacular. Ballooning in Goreme must be big business, there were probably over 100 balloons in the air, and we are not even in high season. Luke has ...

Cappadocia, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Cappadocia

A travel blog entry by thee25

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Some photos to share. ...

Another World, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Another World

A travel blog entry by trent

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'Grrr...being that this is the 4th time I've attempted writing this blog, I'm just gonna go with the photos for this ...

Cappadocia Continued, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Cappadocia Continued

A travel blog entry by d-nomad

Day 21 of Trip: 1. Open Air Museum 2. Chavusin (small village in Cappadocia) 3. Avanos (Pottery Village) 4. Turkish Night (Live music, Dervish Ceremony, traditional turkish wedding, belly ...

Les terres du milieu, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Les terres du milieu

A travel blog entry by danielaube

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... Dans un bazaar (un centre d´achat oriental), tous les bijoutiers sont ensemble, puis les vendeurs de souliers, etc. Pour trouver du pain a Goreme, les trois dépanneurs (je viens de trouver comment faire les é ! ) d´une rue n´en vendait pas - on ...

Cappadocia Tour, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Cappadocia Tour

A travel blog entry by skye

... a hill, which is the higgest point in the area and has a stunning view. I had dinner at one of the many restaurants in Goreme that has pottery kebabs...they literally cook your dinner in a pottery vase over the fire and then crack it open when it's done! ...

Weird drive, fighting sickness and wonderful sight, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Weird drive, fighting sickness and wonderful sight

A travel blog entry by dhensby

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... When we finally caught up with the group we discovered around half our troop were also ill. Goreme is in the heart of the Cappadocia area of Turkey and is filled with astonishing rock foundations.  In earlier times the people built underground ...

Fairy Chimneys, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Fairy Chimneys

A travel blog entry by chrishailstone

If you plan a trip to Turkey make sure you include a trip to Goreme in Cappadocia - it is an amazing area, full of the most incredible rock formations - a great area for hiking, biking, ballooning or just chilling out. Nuff said on that for now, photos ...

Touring Cappadocia, Göreme, Turkey travel blog

Touring Cappadocia

A travel blog entry by bigbenn

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... pulled up and we hopped in and were taken a few hundred meters to our Pension. Pretty much all of the hotels & Pension in Goreme are built into man made sand stone caves and ours was no different. Our room was cut directly into the cliff. We had ...

Into Turkey!, 5th country in 5 weeks., Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Into Turkey!, 5th country in 5 weeks.

A travel blog entry by pasoa

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... the truck to escape it!We checked out Crac De Chevelair, an 800 year crusader castle, very cool! We then crossed into Turkey, staying in Goreme, Cappadocia. We were up at 5am on our first day to go hot air ballooning over the rock pinnacles that formed ...

OPEN AIR MUSEUM GOREME, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

OPEN AIR MUSEUM GOREME

A travel blog entry by dancejill

March 19, Thursday It was very quiet last nigh. I didn't even hear the 4:45 call to prayer, Len said he could barely hear it. The sun is shinning in our window and we can hear a bird singing. Breakfast is good. We can check our emails right ...

Goreme, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Goreme

A travel blog entry by wanderingkiwis

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Hot Air Balloon & Green Tour, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Hot Air Balloon & Green Tour

A travel blog entry by crismanila77

... from up in the air were nothing short of magnificent. Plus, I had no idea when I will be able to get back to Turkey, much less Cappadocia. This was a must do when in this region. It was just so beautiful seeing balloons from different companies slowly ...

GOREME HOME TO THE FAIRY CHIMNEYS, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

GOREME HOME TO THE FAIRY CHIMNEYS

A travel blog entry by dancejill

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... . Shortly we can see the fairy chimneys (they are something like hoodoos) and the homes carved into the hillside. We arrive at Goreme and check into the Walnut hotel. The rooms are arches, small and the bathroom is even smaller. It is quite nice, ...

Snow Capped City, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Snow Capped City

A travel blog entry by eddieandlynn

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After much debate in Istanbul, we sort out our touring route around the country and head to Cappadocia next. Sometimes as a traveler you really have no interest in certain sites or cities but you end up going because it's on the trail or it has good ...

Amazed by the Landscape, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Amazed by the Landscape

A travel blog entry by brookeandchris

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... place was amazing! After guzzling down a few cups of apple tea while we waited to check in to our room, we headed out to Goreme Open Air Museum. This is a huge area in the middle of the town that is a collection of old churches and monastries that were ...

a cup of home, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

a cup of home

A travel blog entry by senorbrian

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... as most offer conflicting advice. I'm not sure what my next country will be like and thats pretty exciting I've really enjoyed turkey and i know i could easily spend another 2 weeks here and still not see it all however I've once again been hit by that ...

Cappadocia, Göreme, Turkey travel blog

Cappadocia

A travel blog entry by homersim

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... wine, which was surprisingly good, but a tad expensive. Slow pace and beautiful scenery, this is definitely the place to come in Turkey.  Now off to Antakya as my last stop in the country. Note: still working on uploading pictures.  It´s ...

Das letzte mal im Zelt / The last time in the tent, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Das letzte mal im Zelt / The last time in the tent

A travel blog entry by pajas

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... stay for 2 nights to do some work and preparartions for the trip through Iran. Continue with James and his Triumph Tiger again to Goreme to see at least one of the missed sights. This time with tent on a lonely but friendly running campground. It will be ...

Cappadocia, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Cappadocia

A travel blog entry by lonechase

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... have to stop and drink up the fantastic views of the rock formations and caves carved into them. Later we continued into Goreme and found our cave accommodation. On Friday we traveled north to Cavusin and found one of the cave churches with frescoes ...

Fairy Tales, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Fairy Tales

A travel blog entry by stevecori

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... , including John, Peter, and Lazarus - all followers of Jesus who were said to have concluded their preaching circuits in Turkey. Usually, a plaster base layer was applied to the walls that was made of pigeon shells, and then the frescoes were painted on ...

Fairy Chimneys, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Fairy Chimneys

A travel blog entry by laine

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... have been. We spent 5 days here in the end exploring some of the most and least touristy bits. The open area museum in Goreme is a great place, and the fresco's are amazing, but most have faded or pealed away, so imagination is required. The whole area ...

Living it in a Cave, Goreme, Turkey travel blog

Living it in a Cave

A travel blog entry by sambarker

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Hey All, I'm in Göreme in Cappadpcia (or Kapadocia as Turks spell it). It's pretty cool here, I've been living in a cave and hanging out with Brazilian documentary makers and a Romanian stem-cell biologist! Got my first night bus out here which was ...

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