Travel Blogs from Guzelyurt
... the highlight was definitely a ballon ride just after sunrise. We floated over and through all different valleys and saw the region of Cappadocia from above - there were about 80 other balloons up as well and the views were spectacular!
... and there are lots of large combine harvesters on the road for SG to navigate past.
*We drive for most of the way along the D200 which is a surprisingly good road considering we are well away from major cities and travelling ever further into Turkey’s hinterland.
*We notice that like in Ankara itself, Turkish flags are flying at half mast. We discover that this is a Government directive because of the events that are taking place in Gaza. For sure, ...
... there - it was a nice break from the busy road we had to walk through to get there.
After another short break at the hotel, we took a walk this evening and visited the ruins of the ancient aqueduct that once delivered water to the city. We stopped for "dinner" (really, a bunch of snacks eaten at the same time) on the way back, and enjoyed sitting by the river watching the big tombs cut into the cliff light up as the sun went down. We'll visit those tomorrow :).
... the Ottomans, both of whom continued to use the fortress for its strategic advantages. Consequently, the fortress also came to include the royal residence and administrative centers under each ruler, so the current site includes the remains of various political, residential, religious, bath, etc. buildings (mostly from the medieval period on) in addition to the military walls and towers.
... hot this afternoon while we were walking, but a few minutes after we got back to the hotel it started raining heavily. It's still raining right now, so we may have to postpone our evening adventure for another time.
We hope everyone is doing well and getting a bit of a break and some rest as well. We're thinking about you guys constantly and are excited to see you when we get home!
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service