Cappadocia Estates Hotel
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We keep going back to turkey...
This time we flew to Cappadocia in central Turkey where there are heaps of old cave houses and rock churches and unusual rock formations. We spent time walking through some of the valleys and seeing all the ...
... Ramadan ends this weekend and there will be a 3 day National holiday so many people use this opportunity to travel back to their home towns and see family. We see lots of heavily laden cars both with belongings and people.
*The countryside soon opens up to offer some spectacular undulating scenery. We see more extensive sunflower cultivation made possible by irrigation channels. This area of central Turkey must also be a major cereal producer. It’s ...
Today, we witnessed once again the helpfulness of taxi drivers here. We went in search of an ancient sanctuary to Zeus Stratios, or, "Zeus of the Army," that was constructed on one of the highest points in the region near the present-day village of Yassical. The site has only been recently excavated and is situated along an unmarked, unpaved road, so our driver had to enlist the help of local villagers to find the site. Eventually, we had success, and we were able to photograph ...
... of monuments in the city, organized some of my notes and pictures from the past couple of days, and we spent some time trying to figure out a plan of attack for the next couple of days.
Tomorrow we're going to try to get out and see an ancient sanctuary at a nearby village called Yassical, and possibly visit the museum, which was closed today (I forgot it was Monday and tried to go today :) ).
Oh, yes. I can feel a second wind coming. There's something about Amasya that inspires me more than many of the other places I've been, and as our bus started coming into Amasyan territory this afternoon, I got pretty excited and felt a second wave of energy for this leg of our journey (although that might also have something to do with our sabbatical yesterday). John and I were discussing a few ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet