Aravan Evi Boutique Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Ayvali
... in Argentina. I was fine with being chauffeured. We drove down back dirt roads in small towns, found cemeteries, horses, other roaming tourists.The entire region is meant to be explored and you can pretty much go anywhere you'd like.
We hiked through Fairy Valley which we ballooned over earlier. Fairy chimneys, as they call them, jet up out of the sand and have tiny windows and ancient worn step holes to the top. Others look ...
... delirious, and sleep deprived. Our disgust was quenched though when we saw our Grand Cave Suites. The land of Cappadocia is made up of pumice stone, soft enough for carving, and inhabitants, old and new, have gone at it. Our hotel is a more modern version, complete with plumbing and wifi, but a cave just the same. Rock walls, little light, a bed nook was cut into the wall. Then my first call to prayer went off as the sun ...
... Glad we did it! After returning for breakfast we had a choice of activities. We chose SHOPPING at a local market! The other choice was a pretty intensive hike, so we passed on that. Getting plenty of hiking every day! The market was fun! All locals, no tourists. One of the most interesting things was aged cheese wracked in a skin with the hair still on. The vegetables looked so fresh and yummy. ...
... sad story. Our first activity of the day was visiting the Goreme Open Air Museum. After Jesus was crucified, monks moved to this area and carved caves into the rocks. The purpose was to "feel Jesus' pain" and meditate in solitude. Eventually one of the monks organized them into a community with common clothing, and they built churches for worshipping. So the open air museum is really just walking around this area and viewing the ...
We took the 10hr overnight bus from istanbul to goreme, which was quite the adventure since throughout the 10hrs, no one spoke a word of English to us. From start to finish, the experience was one of lost cattle herded by the yells of Turkish men. Turkish buses have 2 conductor/bus attendants who serve passengers snacks and drinks during the ride, which is nice. Unfortunately the bus wasn't conducive for sleeping since they kept turning on the lights and there ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility