Terra Cave Hotel
Travel Blogs from Goreme
... and we must have been driving in a built-up area for well over an hour which I suppose is to be expected in a city of 17 million. Yusuf spent this first part of the day-long drive talking about the social and economic side of the country and it was interesting too with lots of comparisons to be made with NZ re earthquake codes and farming. After the enormous quake in 1998 there was an enormous improvement re building codes and in finance – the ...
... to be their rooms and churches. It's incredible, some rock homes were five stories high! I would like to do some research about these people who used to live in these homes and what happened to them. We spent our first day in Goreme walking around the village and then some guys that worked on our overnight bus met up with us and took us to a panoramic point to see some great bird eye views of Goreme and ...
... We started at the Pigeon Valley panorama that gave us a bird's eye view of where we hiked yesterday.
Our first major stop was Derinkuyu underground city, which was cool, in both senses of the word. There are 70 of these underground cities in Cappadocia. The Byzantines use to go down and hide from invaders there. As many as 2,000 lived there at a time, so it is huge and goes down 8 floors underground. We walked through narrow ...
... a chain, and a big metal kettle. The most modern thing here is the small toilet block which cost 1turkish lira to use.
Lunch came after we crossed the river via a wooden bridge and sat in a riverside rustic restaurant. It is so ethnic out here and the people are mostly peasant like. The older women all wear head scarves, big long skirts, loose fitting tops and the older men wear little pointy beanie hats long pants and ...
... upon one and all, that he is the best driver any of us knows, which might be pushing the point a bit too far. Regrettably, there seemed to be a lot of Charlie’s in Turkey this morning, but without his skills and certainly more macho insecurity, which they demonstrated in two ways. The first was to race me off the lights, and more concerning is that they wouldn’t mind squeezing between me and the car in the other lane to get the chance to do so. ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet