Cappadocia Estates Hotel
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Thought we should start with a little background about this amazing place which is up there with my favorite visited. Cappadocia is one of those rare places that must be experienced at least once in a lifetime. With soaring rock formations, uniquely-rippled landscapes, splendid walking trails, mysterious underground cities and rock-cut churches, Cappadocia is the must-see destination in Turkey. But Cappadocia has always been much more than its dramatic scenery. Humans, too, have ...
Once inside the basket, it is all up, up and away. It was exhilarating being 500 meters above ground watching the sun rise surrounded by 100colorful balloons. The balloon business is strictly controlled by civil aeronautics and are not allowed to go higher than 800 meters. At times we were high above and then drop down between the beautiful canyons.
Being in the caves made one feel like starting in an Indiana Jones movie ...
... have been converted into hotels and many have been modernized and are currently occupied.
The landscape here is surrealistic, but in fact it is real. These formations are the result of volcanic eruptions million of years ago when earth was young, and erosion by winds and rain over the millions of years. One must visit this region to understand what it is like, neither writings nor pictures can convey its magnificence. ...
... path from whence we came, we decided to walk the bikes cross- country down the rocky hillside. Fortunately, it worked in our favour and there were no sheer cliffs to descend! This detour added a few kms to our cycle.
Finally arrived at the village of Sahinefendi where we were supposed to find 'a' shop for lunch supplies but there didn't seem to be anything open in the sleepy village and we didn't feel like circumventing the village ...
... balloons to rise. The pilots are very skilful as the land the baskets on a car trailer. Champagne and orange juice to finish off a great event.
No tourist site would be complete without the "hello yes please lady" of all the souvenir and junk sellers. Evil eyes, spinning tops, carpets, textiles, pottery, photo cards are all present at every site. However the experience is usually hassle free and accompanied by some humour. The ice cream sellers have ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet