Travel Blogs from Alanya
... colors there are lighter than we will see near Avanos town, where the Red River runs. The color gives the local clay its popularity for pottery. At dinner tonight, I went back for seconds. The dish I craved was mixed vegetables with meat, in a gravy sauce. The flavors reminded me of a pot roast meal. I am giving the Italian sign for yummy, in case you didn't hear it. And we are off very early for the balloon ride of our ...
... the lava within the cover of the ash resulted in the formation of millions of fabulous conical rock formations. As humans settled this area, many of these rock formations were formed into caves, which served as monasteries, churches, and houses. Of course, many of these caves have now been turned into tourist hotels. The place really does look like something out of a fairy tale or cartoon or something dreamed up by Disney. I imagine a village filled with gnomes ...
... but more on that as today's adventures unfold.
At the unearthly hour of 4:00 a.m., the alarm went off and we stumbled into our clothes to catch a bus at 4:45 so we could be at the launch field for our sunrise hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia. This is widely regarded as one of the world's top tourism experiences and so despite the cost, cold and early hour ...
... with pillows and looked out onto the Bosphorus with a magnificent view of the bridge. The night was perfect, food, wine, company and I drank it all in. As Omer captured the feeling perfectly by saying the only thing missing was more family and friends. He hopes, as do I, that one day more friends and family can come with me to Istanbul to discover its magic!! Going home was not easy. The traffic was a mess and no driver wanted to go in our direction. Omer finally ...
... was later formed into mosque and is now a museum which explains the different aspects of a mosque. After walking around the church/mosque we went to go see the grand bazaar.
The grand bazaar is definitely that! Endless shops and corridors that you can get lost in easily. Shops selling everything including a lot of handmade silver and porcelain items. No pushy shop owners and very clean- again a lot different to what I imagined. Usually ...
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Dinek Mah. Emirgan Cad. No:19 Alanya Merkez, Alanya | 4 star hotelfrom $58