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Travel Blogs from Goreme
... on the 'arrived in the nick of time' trailer. Champagne and cake capped the morning off nicely. After all that excitement, could it get any better? Yes it could! Two days of walking in, around and over the rock formations, marvelling at the shapes and colours. Back at our hotel we lounged on the terrace drinking tea and taking in the view and slept in a tiny room (once a chapel, it still had a frescoed ceiling) in one of the 'fairy chimneys'. ...
... landing was better and he didn't have to brace. He was therefore very pleased that he went (he couldn't write this himself as he is currently on cook group and therefore cooking dinner).
Once Luke had got back we went to the open air museum, which was essentially a number of churches built into the rock formations, slightly reminiscent of Petra, but the rock was not as colourful. A lot of these churches were built in the 11th-13th centuries and a few had ...
... built around 300AD as protection from the Arabian assault. We ventured down two or three levels, about 55 metres below ground where there was everything from kitchens, wine cellars, bedrooms, air shafts, toilets, chapels, graveyards and school rooms. It was very dusty, but magnificent and we could only go down 3 story's as cracks are beginning to show in the roofs below this.
Next on the tour was another ancient ruin of ...
... when the tour for the whole day only cost £22. After lunch we stopped at a place called Uchisar Castle. It was another massive rock with a lot of rooms carved into it. It was more of a fortress back in the day than a castle. It was a great sight to see. And just across the road was the Badlands, which was another cool looking landscape that I hadn’t seen before. This kind of rock called Tuff is very soft, because it’s ...
... to pen. I won't try to describe it in too much detail, but have a look at the photos.
It was something of a relief to be back on the tourist trail after eastern Turkey and Iran. Goreme was a very easy town to hang out in. The signs were in English, the beer came in handles, the wifi was plentiful and the cafes served real espresso coffee. One place even listed the humble flat white on its blackboard! That being said however, the town ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
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