Travel Blogs from Kayseri
... Anyone from beyond those regions however, is heaped wih praise, especially those from the USA (which I found very interesting).
Anyway, later that day I tried to buy some beers for my new mates, as they'd been talking such a big game earlier. But once we got to the bar, one decided he actually didn't want to drink after all, another decided he didn't like the taste of beer, and the third joker got super-chatty off his first and then went off to bed. So I was ...
Very early start from Dalaman to Istanbul to Nevsehir airports, then bus to Goreme, Cappadocia.
We are amazed how, once past the mountains to the east of Istanbul, we fly over endless edge to edge farming lots with almost no relief, no vegetation other than a few poplars and willows in the valleys. Harsh country.
Goreme is a puzzle for us. Of course, the landscape is astounding... the domes, fairy ...
... the landscape. Since then huge quantities of volcanic material have spewed out of the many volcanoes. Forces of erosion have shaped the incredible and unique Cappadocian tuff-coned landscape. For hundreds of years men have dug into the ...
... if the enemy should enter. People would live in these cities for several months at a time and were large, some going down seven floors. They took their animals down there, food, had wells and conducted business there. After Constantine made Christianity the state religion in the 300's, the above ground caves became chapels, monasteries and ...
... fairy chimneys" with the odd domes we see around Drumheller - only on a colossal scale and complete with cave dwellings in them, and - last, but not least - an underground city of cave dwellings. Fascinating and unbelievable!
Being fairly (ok, VERY) claustrophobic, the latter was a very scary experience for me, but I was darned if I was going to miss it. The worse part was that these people were short, so the walkways and tunnels ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking