Travel Blogs from Goreme
... experience was to take a traditional hamman; steam bath followed by a scrub down. I was expecting the steam, soap bubbles and marble slapb, but not so sure about the male masseur ( and somehow Cliff got the female). Hmmm, when in Rome... certainly felt very clean afterwards, if not quite as relaxed as I might have been! For the second part of our short stay in Turkey it was back to Istanbul for a bit of sightseeing. We had visited Istanbul many ...
... 4-6th century!
We also walked along Soganli Valley, lovely with poplar trees beside a running stream, and went in and out of several cave churches with quite well preserved frescoes (10-13th centuries).
The underground city at Derinkuyu was interesting as while it consisted now of stairs, dug out rooms etc and only part of it can be visited, the enormity of it is amazing, but we could go down 8 of the 16 levels. To boot then the tunnels would ...
... were in various states of repair. Some almost untouched, others with their eyes and faces destroyed, and others just a hint. I think it would be better to see these first then Petra.
The rest of the day we went scrambling over hills to see other rock homes, but they were not very interesting and mainly had rubbish in them. I think it would have been better to be in the valley's rather than scrambling over the top. Tomorrow we are on a tour of the more far ...
... day. Tomorrow morning I’ll be getting up at 4:30am to be prepared for my hot air balloon ride. I have been told there is a 5% chance that the flight could be cancelled due to possible wind and/or thermic problems. Fingers crossed I don’t get up at 4:30am to find out I’m not going anywhere!
By seeing Cappadocia today, I also got to cross off my 58th item from my top 100 list. I’m getting ...
Big shoutouts to my intrepid hiking buddy Kate who gave me the lowdown on the hot air balloons, and to Tim the Aussie, who suggested we hire a couple of dirt bikes and hit the trails one day. That poor WR125 didn't know what hit it.
Highlight: My first day, exploring the Red and Rose valleys. Jaw-dropping views, perfect weather, great company and some excellent food and cappodoccian wine afterwards.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking