Aydinli Cave House Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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Though I suppose I'm technically already 30 as of April 4, I continue to chip away at my "30 Things to Do Before I Turn 30" list, and our four nights in Cappadocia allowed me the opportunity to check off another item: Go on a hot air balloon ride. When I made the list at age 21, the idea was that hot air ballooning would be a really cool way to …
... is to come. For hundreds of years people have dwelled in rock carved homes throughout the countryside. The chambers in this area were used as places of worship dating to the early second and third centuries. They are done up with quaint paintings telling stories of the bible and showing the who's who of biblical mythology. The paintings were a more recent addition to the caves dating from the Byzantine era when it was once again permitted for Christian's to practice ...
... a cave hotel and they are covered in stucco to look like a cave, and tour booking offices and balloon flights and not much else.
I booked in but couldn't get into my room so I walked to the open air museum. It is an old monastic settlement dating from about the 11th century. It was a little disappointing cos a lot was roped off but what was there was pretty cool. I went to take a photo and got told off, there was a ...
... down for pre-dawn.
Too windy for balloons so we joined a tour group to look at cave houses, Byzantine churches, and an underground city. First time with a your group and it was very good. Goreme, our village, is one of many around Kappadokia region, and while many are run down and poor, tourism is their new direction. This area got UNESCO World Heritage status in 1985, and since then it's started to ...
... for a wee nana nap. Both Emma and I ended up buying some shoes which seemed to be very comfortable, and hopefully will wear really well.
Pretty soon it was time to eat again! We headed back to "our" restaurant, and had our lamb, with a great deal of pomp and ceremony. The verdict - delicious. On our way back, Emma stopped off to the carpet man to take some photos of his shop in the evening, then it was home to blog and bed.