Melek Cave Hotel
Travel Blogs from Goreme
Good Morning Cappadocia!
We woke up on the bus as we arrived in the town of Göreme. The sun was rising above the horizon and multitude of hot air balloons were floating serenely above a magical world of naturally formed stone mounds. Many of these had caves carved out centuries ago creating an otherworldly community remeniscient of …
Ahh yes. The dreaded overnight bus was upon me. Just have to man up. Just get through it. Look at the bigger picture. These were none of the thoughts going through my head. Hah!
Anyways, I digress. It is probably a good thing we left Olympos when we did, it was so relaxing and hanging out by the Mediterranean was the good life for sure. …
... little tunnels and a secret underground world from the Roman years that they used to hide from their enemies, definitely some fascinating history there! After another full day of adventure I have now completed the journey back to Istanbul, sleep deprived and exhausted but full of amazing memories! After a day in Istanbul (probably going to be spent catching up on sleep!) it's off to the Greek islands where I will be finally reunited with my long lost boyfriend for a romantic ...
... So that is how I have come to call this blog entry this name, as we did not know what Cappadocia meant! However, I did know the name of the first president and Peter knew the capital, Ankara, so we each got a prize-a key ring and a bracelet, with the eye motif! It was a scream. We were back on track and again had fun relating to some Turkish characters. We went for another walk later in the day and as the maps of the walking tracks are woeful, took advice from a ...
... town of Goreme lay below us, illuminated in the setting sun.
We actually had previously attempted to hot air balloon, on our honeymoon in New Zealand, but they had to cancel the trip due to weather conditions. We wanted to maximize the likelihood that we would get to fly in Cappadocia, so I had booked a balloon trip for our very first morning--that way, we would have three more mornings on which to rebook if we couldn't go up on the first day. Since we ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking