Divan Cave House
Travel Blogs from Goreme
... bench seats carved from the rock. Even the animals were catered for with feeding troughs hollowed out in the rock walls and holes bored for the leads to be tied to.
We then crashed for the afternoon, for a much needed recoup.
Later we walked up the hill to view the sunset and had a tasty tortilla for dinner.
A good night's sleep, a great breakfast and off we set on the local minibus to nearby Uchisar for the castle and walk back to Goreme through Pigeon ...
... a unique volcanic rock formation that dots the region in clusters. The Turkish government realized what a natural treasure (and potential tourism goldmine) it had on its hands in the early 1980s, and kicked out everyone still living in cave homes--yes, people continued to live in these cave homes until the 1980s. (The government built a new town for the people in Cappadocia, with much nicer homes than the accommodations they were used to.) Cappadocia got UNESCO ...
Our alarm went off at 4:30 this morning! After snoozing it once or twice we got up and put on our warmest clothes before being picked up and taken on a very bumpy van ride. Lucky Darren was feeling quite a bit better! (Although still sick) We arrived on site, where a bunch of massive hot air balloons were being blown up! We got given tea and biscuits while we watched them being inflated in the pre-dawn light. And it sure was cold! We could see balloons being inflated in all ...
... she sent me off with a 'plate full'. I gave her a hand full of ginger candies, and at first she thought it was money, and she said, 'No No'.....but then I said please,....it's candy. Then she smiled, accepted it, and we kissed on both cheeks, and NOW you know why I LOVE CAPPADOCiA!
ok,...going to find a WC before the bus gets here. Nite nIte!
Finally we headed to the city of our hotel, Uchisar. Uchisar is at the top of a mountain with a wonderful rock cave formation at its center.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet