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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 …
Historically and geographically rich area of extraordinary terrain in which to wander and ponder the historical complexities…or ponder nothing at all
- Hiking through other-worldly landscapes around Göreme: fairy chimneys and cave dwellings
- Quick trip through …
Time for some scenery like no other: cue our arrival in Cappadocia. How it happened in brief - three volcanoes blew their tops for 10 million years, and wind and rain have picked on the softer rock sediments ever since. Result: way too many photos, especially from the balloon ride - a proper memory-card-killer. Arrived in Goreme, a tourist town in …
... which basically divide the valley up. Two more famous ones for walks are the Red and Rose Valleys. It was kind of funny trying to follow the signs though because all signs had both names on them so I can only say I have seen some sort of combination of the two. When I started out walking from Uchisar I only had in mind that I wanted to do at least 20km as I was doing a solidarity walk for the Lebanon Mountain ...
... were 100 balloons up when we were up so the sky was full. Spent about an hour in the air during sunrise (although it was slightly cloudy so didn't get the full effect but was still amazing). We had a really good pilot so had a smooth landing and were then given champagne (non-alcoholic unfortunately) and driven back to the campground. We arrived back at the campground about 7.30am and made breakfast then had a day tour ...