Urgup Evi Guest House

Esbelli Mah. Esbelli Sok. No:54 Urgup Merkez, Urgup, Cappadocia, 5400, Turkey | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Urgup

From underground, overground to up, up and away.

A travel blog entry by wendalex on Jun 16, 2014

51 photos

... by accident in the 1960's and archaeologists have worked out that many people have used the city over the centuries. What they don't know is who built this 8 story, underground metropolis and when. They literally have no idea. they know that of course the early Christians used this place to hide, but, they moved in, hermit crab like, to an already long abandoned place. They've found no writings, no records of them before that time, but the evidence points to them being ...

In a spin

A travel blog entry by alicebeetle on Apr 06, 2014

118 photos

... a prayer, to me, and was accompanied by 4 musicians.

This Sema ceremony consists of 7 different parts, including a drum sound symbolizing the divine order of the creator, an improvisation on a reed wind instrument which represents the first Divine breath which gave life to everything, the greeting of people, the position of man and God and it ends with a prayer.
The story behind this and the connection with Rumi can be found here:


Magical,......simply magical!

A travel blog entry by scwonderwoman on Oct 24, 2013

2 comments, 10 photos

... in the region. Soon the Assyrians (2000-1800 BC.) had established their trading posts. Phrygians probably ruled Cappadocia from 1250 BC., but the Lydianswere expelled by the middle of the 6th century BC by the Persians who ...

Increadible scenery!

A travel blog entry by trevor_lorraine on Oct 21, 2013

3 photos

... stock in the top floor, then progressive other rooms
further down. Claustrophobic me bravely got to level 3, Trevor to level 4, the
lowest excavated in the tunnels we visited, which housed a town of 3000 people
for months at a time. The rock is old volcanic ash, so was soft to dig, but
hardened when subject to moisture. Perfect tunnelling materiPlenty of churches
with frescoes and crude paintings. ...

Turkeys Can't Fly, But They Can Dance

A travel blog entry by mjanesmith on Sep 08, 2013

1 comment, 15 photos

... pattern pinned at the top of their loom. They weave, cut the excess thread and do that over and over and over and over. I hope you're able to watch this short video.
This company had a sign that says all of their female workers are 15 or older and are not mistreated. I think I understood the speaker correctly when he said that 84% of the money garnered from the sale of a rug goes to the weaver. Turkish ...

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This hotel, located on Esbelli Mah. Esbelli Sok. No:54 Urgup Merkez, Urgup, is near Goreme Open-Air Museum, Goreme National Park (Goreme Milli Parklar), Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, and Avanos.
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