Terra Cave Hotel
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I was initially hesitant to make the venture out to Cappadocia by myself, but flying in a hot air balloon over the incredible Cappadocian valleys had been on my bucket list from the moment I saw it on Getaway (love a good travel show!) so I decided to suck it up and go for it, I might never go back to Turkey and get this opportunity again! And I could not be happier that I did. Cappadocia was absolutely incredible, everything I had hoped and so much more! It was an exhausting ...
... one of the campsite's wonderful showers, we were ready to go on an organised tour of the Cappadocian landscape, including more of the Fairy Chimney's and an underground city.
We had a couple of stops at some landscapes, and an explanation that the chimney's were
formed when different layers of sedimentary, then volcanic rock was laid upon the landscape and then eroded over time. People have built houses and hotels etc in the chimney's for many years.
... making it even harder to turn back. Eventually though it just turned into a jungle and I wasn't going to get anywhere without a machete. So I did the sensible thing and turned back.
Only to find, on the same side of the valley that I'd made the descent, a possible way out! I was very pleased, but it was still a risky climb of about 4 or 5 metres on a surface that felt like it could give way with any ...
... It took a while for the driver to find my hotel, but that’s no surprise. This place is like one big maze. There are tons of tiny streets that go up through the hills and every hotel has the name "Cave Hotel" in it somewhere, so to find my “Dream Cave Hotel” proved rather difficult. I checked into the hotel which is pretty nice considering it is €15 per night. It has a big double bed and ...
We slept in late today (back into our kind of rhythm!) then after a chat headed out to walk around town. We came to a restaurant, Old Cappadocia, and though we weren't really planning on eating, the guy out the front was very enthusiastic and convincing so we went in for a meal. I got a mixed meze plate and Darren got a traditional Anatolian Ravioli, which is served with a yoghurt and mint sauce, which is apparently very nice if you don't think of it as pasta. ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking