Travel Blogs from Urgup
Cappadocia was incredible and quite unexpected. The hostel I stayed at in Istanbul had a small travel agency and for only a small amount of money, I signed up for a two-day tour in Cappadocia.
The journey started out with a night bus from Istanbul to Cappadocia which I vowed to never do again but then I realized I was scheduled to take …
We had a few spare days so organised a trip to Cappadocia in
central Turkey and Antalya. Cappadocia is one of the world’s most fascinating
landscapes. The early Christians lived here, but soon realised they were under
threat from the Hittites, Romans and Ottomans. So, instead of running away, for
700 years they built …
... because the rock was very soft, carving was easier than anything else and so the frightened and persecuted early Christians would hide in his region underground wherever possible. Sadly, the softness of the rock limited the size of any dwelling and also means they are now quickly eroding into dust. Three million tourists each year probably don't help!
After the church, we stopped by a local pottery maker that specializes in Hittite wine jugs and using the ...
... me one for my birthday, which is coming up real soon now.
On our last day in Cappadocia we visited the nearby town of Avanos, which is historically a big center for pottery. We had a good time wandering around the town; there is a pottery district of sorts which includes several vendors in caves, and we were welcomed into one of these by a genial fellow whose family have been ceramics craftsmen for three generations. He gave us a demonstration and let ...
The food has been good.
Usually a buffet style, with far too much choice, but pretty good for the number of people they are catering for. I cannot go round without hearing Osman's dire warnings about what we should and shouldn't eat if we want to avoid the 'diarrhoeas'.
For example, I cannot walk past the pomegranate stalls without saying to poor Dayle "DO NOT EAT THE POMEGRANATE" in an Animal from the Muppets kind of voice.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCappadocia Palace Urgup
We had good time and nothing to complain about. Everything was perfect. our rooms we cozy , the staff were very accomodative, they arranged our tours,, will definitely recommend this place
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