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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 …
Flying from the Istanbul airport at 8:20, Mom, Chris and I arrived in Kayseri at 10:00. From there we caught a taxi to Göreme, home of the famous Open Air Museum. En route, our taxi driver stopped in Ürgüp where a lady who spoke very good English said she would book us a hotel in Ürgüp for two days at the Cappadocia Palace Hotel. She also enticed …
... of the world balloonists are required to have 25 hours in the air before being licensed, but here in Turkey they are required to have 125 hours. We felt like we were in very good hands! Swat was hilarious, saying things like “Don’t pull on the red string or the trap door will open”, and “Thanks for flying God Bless You Balloons”. He and Jim were bantering big-time so it was a hilarious trip.
We gently floated up and watched ...
... thing you could grow in the area was grapes so they weren't rich and the Muslims didn't drink wine so most of the time they were left alone.
Next stop was the Ihlara Valley. This valley again had churches and homes carved out of the rock. The difference was the area has a lovely stream running through it which makes it lush and cool.
As with any good tour you just have to stop at a rug factory. All the rugs were ...
... swirly and a wonderful mix of bright colours - the carpets, the lamps and the scarves! Then there's the Turkish apple tea which they drink in tiny little glasses, and the Turkish delights (which are not anything like the ones we have in the box of Rose chocolates at home, by the way). It's all been such a wonderful surprise. So I think my family are getting small packages from Turkey. Today I did the green tour of Capadoccia. It starts at the look out of Goreme, which gives you ...
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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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