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We finished off our Turkish trip with 4-days of exploring the change of country side at Cappadocia. Famed for its weird landscape of Fairy Chimneys and a place that Glen loved while visiting Turkey 15yrs ago, he just had to come back and take me there.
After yet another overnight bus ride and being let off 8km from town with the promise of a ' …
... persecuted. As a result, most of the larger caves, and even a lot of the smaller ones, were churches. I must admit, I did get a bit sick of all of the churches here! In the museum alone, there must have been 6 six churches. One of them, they trick you into paying extra for, and it is really not worth it at all. I hummed and hawed, and decided that I will probably never be back, so I should just pay and do it.... waste of money (just in case anyone is planning to visit ...
... mainstream media only portray negative images of Islam. But I'm sure it's not always like that. I have good friends who are Muslim and they are extremely peaceful and caring people. So there must be some part of their religion which reflects this. It makes me curious about Islam too. To me, it is a mystery because I know so little about it. But one year I would love to try to do Ramadan and to visit their religious places, like Mecca or Medina. I left the show with a strong ...
... the city definitely had a different feel. For one part there was the heavier police presence in the city, with armored cars at certain intersections (Diyarbakir used to be head of the Kurdish resistance in Turkey). There were definitely less tourists and you get a lot of looks while walking around. It is a poor city, so there is that sketchy element, however everyone I encountered was extremely nice and generally happy there were tourists there. When grabbing breakfast, you ...
... hiked Pigeon Valley to Uchisar (a nearby village). Not an overly strenuous hike, until we decided to "storm the castle" in Uchisar by scrambling up the steep slope, sometimes literally hauling ourselves up the rocks. Imagine our surprise when we crested a particularly difficult section to find a guy in a taxi looking at us, mildly amused.
Apparently there was an easier way up!
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
We loved our cave stay. Fantastic restoration, very competitive prices & awesome buffet breakfast a bit different from the usual turkish brekky, loved the dried fruit assortment!
Other bonus's included, great location, great view, great spa!
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