Arch Palace Hotel
Travel Blogs from Goreme
The curates egg.
Good in places.
Not so good in others.
So, from the safety of far away
Laurence (Bin Ridin) put at hex on us. Motoring along at a fairly
strong pace we were apprehended by the local constabulary or the
Jandarma Traffik as they are known here. After almost an hour at the
roadside we were presented …
... as the heat was drying everything so quickly. Dipping in and out of the pool was wonderful. I felt so energetic; I just wanted to swim all morning.
At lunch time, we took a taxi into the town Goerme in order to visit a carpet ship. The owner and his assistants went into intricate detail about the different styles of carpets from differing parts of Turkey; the different dyes used to colour them; the ...
... family. Our cave room was big (it could sleep a family of 6), quite dark but comfortable enough. It gave us an insight into what it was like living underground. Dinner was home-cooked Turkish which was quite wholesome and satisfying. We got acquainted (actually, Debbie fell in love) with the owners' Kangal puppy, Kercil ..... their chickens, chicks and 8 cats!
The evening was downtime and updating diary etc. Early to bed.
... that so long ago! I chatted with the Russian family from our tour and we exchanged some photo taking opportunities, as well as email addresses, before starting the hike up to the top of the mountain! We got some amazing views from there over the amazing landscape and rock formations. It's such a beautiful area! At one stage when we were heading back down the other side of the mountain, there was a section with a rope nailed into the side of the rock to hold onto as you walked. This is the ...
... already refreshed and set on exploring these caves. Once we made it up and into the hill caves we started trying to work our way to the top of what appeared to be a labrinth of old cave dwellings and churches. The site was not very well setup for tourists so there were no guard rails, guides or maps explaining what we were looking at and instead we simply climbed our way through and discussed our own ideas on how this place may have looked some 1500 years ago in its ...