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Trip Start Feb 17, 2012
Trip End Feb 26, 2012

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Flag of Turkey  , Cappadocia,
Saturday, February 18, 2012

I want to start off by saying; I know Turkish Airlines doesn't have the best reviews, however my two experiences with them have been nothing but positive. I boarded the plane and was immediately greeted by lots of flight attendents and the on plane chef. Thats right; the chef that cooks all the meals was on the flight flew with us. The meals were out of this world for flight food. All food on Turkish Airlines is organic too. From NY to Istanbul we had dinner then a snack then breakfast right before we landed. For my connecting flight from Istanbul to Kaysari which is only an hour and a half flight they served us a small turkey sandwich with a side salad and banana chocolate mousse for desert. YUM! You cannot beat it. Totally worth my connecting flight verses an over night bus. The flight from NY to Istanbul had USB jacks to charge your phone. There were also over 100 movies to choose from. Plus I didn't sit it row 37 or 38 which prohibits you from reclining in your chair because there's a wall behind those seats. I was a happy camper because I slept most of the way to Turkey.

Transferring planes from international to domestic was easy. In fact, I was able to connect to wifi on my two hour layover.

I arrived in Kaysari which is southeast from Istanbul also known as the Cappadocia region. We had a 20 minute delay landing because workers had to remove the snow from the runway. We landed... Speedy fast and finally stopped. We were greeted to Kaysari with a light coverin of snow over the tar mat. Outside a Turkish gentleman was holding up a sign with my name on it and escorted me to a shuttle bus. He drop me and three other passengers to Goreme which was about an hour and fifteen minute drive from thru airport (25 TL or 15USD).

Goreme is known for beautiful picturesque honeycomb colored and fair chimney shaped houses that are caves... and I'm sleeping in one. I'm staying at the Dream Cave Hotel for 45 TL (around $30 USD/night including breakfast). I'm excited to see what my stay here will bring. I arrived at night and everything was closed. :(

My netbook isn't wanting to connect to wifi... Again but, thank goodness for smartphones connected to wifi. However all my photos are on my camera. So you get the blogs now but will have to come back for pictures later.
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Alyse on

Enjoy your amazing adventure!! I can't wait to see pics!

Laurie on

Sounds like you're off to a great start! Have a wonderful exciting time! Stay safe.

Marsha on

You don't go on vacations you go on adventures. Enjoy.

Stan on

WOW you are the traveling girl!!! Love hearing about your adventures! is this for business or pleasure?

allieadventures on

Thanks all for your comments!

Alyse, I'll definitely put up comments ASAP!
Stan, this is 100% for pleasure!!! Lol

Enjoy the blogs!

Sarah on

The in-flight chef is only for business class passengers; your economy food was prepared on the ground and warmed up in-flight.

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