Nostalji Cave Suit Hotel
Travel Blogs from Goreme
... reflect long enough on the scaffolding of CreationYou contemplate the architecture of Divine Order (Temple and Contemplation) then all accidents are misnomers Every frustrating challenge, every bit of lost luggage, every sneaking evil eye, every postured con every supposed wrong turn every ...
... for the next hour. (The hotel owner later told me her name is "Pamuk," i.e. "cotton.") Dennis told me we had to leave her to go to dinner at some point, and though I stalled for a while, we did eventually put our white cotton cave cat down. I had heard rumors of a bar in town that serves nachos (really the only reason I was willing to leave Pamuk), so we decided to check it out for dinner. My magical fairyland luck continued, and they did indeed offer delicious ...
I will not bore you with too much history from the region but it has been inhabited since the 18th century B.C. when the Hittites occupied the area for a period of six centuries. Since that time Cappadocia has been ruled by the Persians, Alexander the Great, it has been an independent state, controlled by the Romans then the Byzantines and finally the Seljuks.
Early Christians fled to Cappodocia and hid in the valleys here. The ...
... out the window of the bus was a flock of Cappodoccia's signature hot air balloons, hanging montionless above the horizon, much in the way that bricks don't (my favourite Terry Pratchet metaphore, I finally have a place to use it!). Forty minutes later when I pulled into Goreme (a small town in the middle of Cappodoccia national park), I could see the famous rockscape of cliffs and valleys and towers. It is a landscape Dr Seuss would have ...
... dark. We went straight up to 800 metres as did the adrenalin before slowly coming down and disappearing between fairy-chimneys and other spectacular looking rock formations. At times I was certain we were going to make contact with a cliff face or some rocks only to miss by centimetres. Slowly we started rising again to get a different angle on this stunning landscape as the sun was coming up. We were surrounded by 50 to 60 other colourful balloons and ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet