Travel Blogs from Goreme
A place of mystical and unique beauty! A place where you truly could believe in fairies, in gnomes and anything beyond the supernatural realm. A place where you're always half expecting to see something magical pop out of a small cave window. It took between 11-13 hours by bus to get from Istanbul to Cappadoccia. We took the overnight bus there and back which cost us 110 Turkish lira which is around $60. It was ...
... branch of Sufic mysticism practiced widely in Turkey started with a man called Mevlana Rumi, and is famous for its Whirling Dervish Tradition. This kind of Sufism is not part of the Muslim religion because of its nature as a kind of transcendental metaphysics which accepts all religions as one and is founded upon universal and unconditional forgiveness. I really liked the "Seven Principals of ...
... down here and once again we see evidence of cave homes and small area farming in the floor of this valley. Pistachio trees grow here because of the coolness. The river is flowing fast and there are frogs and white ducks around. At one place we see trout swimming sarong the edge of a rock away from the full strength of the stream.
Along the walk we pass 3 or 4 churches in caves. The first one seems to have the best paintings ...
... that brought an eerie light and near religious feel to the start of my day. It would be the only calm and quiet part of my many hours ahead.
Unfortunately, my fellow road inhabiters today were not on friendly form. The switch back roads along the Aegean resulted in me choosing to drive as close to the cliff edge given that cars continually cornered using the complete road. Blind hairpin bends are never fun with the threat of a cliff ever present, ...
... a hotel built into the rock.. There are many here, from small hotels to those advertised as ‘cave suites’. Our room is very comfortable. No noise at all from neighbours, cool in the day, and in the evening the heating is on for a while as it gets chilly out at night. Also a heated towel rail which is great for drying clothes.
So to start our 4 day visit ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking