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Travel Blogs from Goreme
... for Istanbul residents, but, this being a Wednesday we shared the car-free streets with the quiet (leather horseshoes!) horse drawn carriages ferrying the less energetic tourists around the sights. The sights themselves are the distinctive houses of 'fin-de-siecle' design (to the uninitiated, that's wooden with twiddly wrought iron balconies) and very fine they looked too. It was a nice place to relax and mentally prepare for the unknown...next stop ...
... drive days.and we have a completely different type of person. Whereas our trip we have mainly over 30s, they have proper backpacker types, a bit feral... they dint get half such help from their crew a we do apparently. The help the crew give us is much appreciated.
Friday, 25 April 2014
Today was a veritable lie in, we didn't have to get up until 7.30am, and yet we
were up at about 6.30am, mainly to the sound of balloons going overhead.
... and the set of the 'Star-Wars' movie in the 1960's. We had lunch at a nearby restaurant - spicy lentil soup, chicken kebabs and Turkish bread with strong olive oil - yum!!
To walk off lunch we made our way to the spectacular Ihlara Valley + Canyon and walked 4km along the river front. Despite its enormity, the Grand Canyon is the USA is 45 times bigger! Last stop was Pigeon Valley and the onyx shop where we learnt about ...
... ten of them were heading out to Kayseri for the night to perform. Unfortunately, I didn’t stay in Kayseri, so I won’t be able to see them, but it was nice to have someone to chat to on the plane. It’s possible they might be performing in Istanbul when I get back there, so there’s a chance I might get to see them then.
I got the shuttle to the village of Goreme which is in the center ...
... very quiet. Winter was coming, and the antipodean backpacker hordes had moved on to warmer pastures. This had its benefits though, it felt like I had the place all to myself.
I elected not to go ballooning. Please hold your howls of derision for one minute and let me explain. (A) Ballooning is expensive. Like "I-could-live-for-two-weeks-in-India-on -that" expensive. (B) Balloons fly low over the valleys to give you a close view of ...
How has this pension rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking