Explore...

Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Cappadocia, Turkey

Oct 4, 2015 - My Day Tour in Cappadocia

Sunday 4th October Feeling slightly better this morning on waking up thank goodness. Just had some toast and the syrup they disguise as jam (just thick clear sugary syrup with pieces of fruit chopped up in it so sweet but so nice). Just what my poor digestive system needed at the moment. Few glasses of cherry juice later and just had to wait outside for my pickup for the tour. Will be leaving the other two to their own devices today whether that is a good thing or not I don’t know. The pickup arrived half an hour after the appointed time,...

Jump to full entry

Oct 3, 2015 - Stuck in my Room All Day

Saturday 3rd October 4.30 am wake up call and I decided I could go on my balloon flight. Wasn’t feeling ill at the present time but was worried about the toilet situation. Not wanting to embarrass myself mid flight I folded up my cheap pashmina wrap and decided to use it as a nappy just in case. Hey, if needs must I will do it. Our bus duly picked us up at 5am and we were off and away to the take off point. It was all hustle and bustle as about 5 trailers turned up with their baskets and balloons on board. There was lots of action as they...

Jump to full entry

Oct 2, 2015 - Cappadocia and a 10 year long dream

Friday 2nd October Spoke too soon, I woke up this morning feeling decidedly off. One of the other guys on the trip was also not too well. I had a splitting headache and felt really squeamish. Bad food last night!! Made it to our first break stop where I had to try some yoghurt, honey and opium poppy seeds but John had most of it as I didn’t want to eat dairy. Today was going to be a long day of sitting on the bus, with a stop at Konya and the silk road and also at a Caravanserai. Back on the bus I opted to go lay down on the back seat –...

Jump to full entry

Jun 28, 2015 - Cappadocia

Cappadocia There are not enough words to describe the magical land formations here. If you have only one place to visit in Turkey, this would be my pick. The "fairy chimneys" are hundreds of feet tall and were created millions of years ago as a result of volcanic ash which hardened into rock. Over the centuries, as erosion took its course (wind and rivers), these magical land formations were created. Millenia ago, people carved out houses, chapels, kitchens, dining rooms and sanctuaries. Our guide described the rock like a crusty roll,...

Jump to full entry

Mar 17, 2015 - Fairy chimneys, hamams and dirvishes

March 17 The first stop this morning was at Peace park, a monument to the founder of present day Turkey, Mustafa Kamel Pasha Ataturk. Last names were given sometime in the 30's when he was in power and his means “Father of the Turks”. No one else is allowed that last name. He was very well loved by the people so the park is really impressive. The gardens are made up of plants from all over the world. The museum is huge and full of interesting history. Next stop was the salt lake. It might have been more impressive if it wasn't so full of...

Jump to full entry

Nov 5, 2014 - Cappadocia

If today's itinerary was included in the TV Show "The Amazing Race", it would be a fast paced episode. For me today was truly a race, as it was my last chance to see the sights of Amazing Cappadocia. My day called for touring an underground city, climbing to the top of a castle, hiking three miles along a canyon trail and visiting a half dozen ancient churches located at an outdoor museum. All this was complicated by the fact that the destinations were spread throughout the Cappadocia region, in places with names I can't even pronounce. And...

Jump to full entry

Nov 4, 2014 - Cappadocia

The van from Sultan Balloons picked me up on-time and took me to the lift off zone outside of Goreme. The early morning air was cold. It was dark and surreal as I stood in a crowd of people in front of four balloons that were on their sides in the process of inflation. I paid no attention to the table where coffee tea and breakfast was provided because I was mesmerized by the glow of the balloons and the bright flames from burning fuel that created the hot air. As the darkness began to fade, it was time to load up. My balloon had a basket...

Jump to full entry

Nov 3, 2014 - Cappadocia

It was midday when I arrived at the small airport outside Nevsehir. I took a shuttle bus to my hotel in the village of Urgup. Right away I noticed something in common about the passengers in the van. When the driver read the names it proved me correct. Except for one couple and me, all were relatives of the firm Suzuki, Chong and Park. This time of year most of the tourists to Cappadocia are from Japan, China and South Korea. It wasn't long before I got a feel for the specialness of the Cappadocia region. Everywhere there were unusual rock...

Jump to full entry

Feb 1, 2014 - Troy Tours, فنادق اسطنبول , فنادق اوزنجول

The air-conditioned bus ride from Istanbul after 4 hours we reached the city of Canakkale. Numerous books and documentaries about Troy finally troy movie in 2004 starring Brad Pitt has. Used in the film Troy horse sculpture is exhibited in Canakkale city park. The ancient city of Troy is as old as human history and is composed of nine separate layers and 90 meters wide, there is a castle in the first layer. Made during the last layer of a real Roman impoaratorlug an ancient city. There was a very nice way to King and columns of marble...

Jump to full entry

Jan 30, 2014 - Ephesus Tours, أفسس

Beautiful ancient city of Ephesus, where the road is 600 meters long, which has a king attended the celebrations of the people on this road and many entertainment shows were made here. There is a gate house first love heart sign from the building and many rooms have occurred and are a natural ventilation system. Trojan king's statue, which is on both sides of the fountain, which is the main gate of the temple and a huge open-air mass of people that use it as a toilet. Ephesus is a port city and the capital of the Asian continent is called....

Jump to full entry

Jan 28, 2014 - Cappadocia Tours, كابادوكيا

1 hour plane ride cappadocia airport came very nice, private airport transfers with special cave hotel located in Urgup went. cave hotel room is very large and spacious, warm in winter and cool in summer there was a natural ventilation system. middle fortress here with our tour guide went 2-storey bay windows and garden house consists of fruit. breakfast natural and organic olive cream cheese, jam, honey, ate and drank coffee. Tri Our guide went to the open air museum with Zelvia and here there were numerous cave and the fairy chimneys....

Jump to full entry

Jun 30, 2013 - Cappadocia

On the way to Cappadocia we visited Sultanhani Caravansary, dating from the 13th century; it is the largest in Anatolia. It was basically an overnight camp..rest spot, for the traders travelling to and from the east on the silk road, with their camel trains and goods...and usually harems. It is a fairly large walled compound, with summer and winter sleeping areas, cooking areas, and space for animals. In the middle of the central courtyard is a small mosque. It is mostly original and in very good condition. Next we go to the beautiful...

Jump to full entry
Previous -- 0 1  2  3  -- Next


Advertisement
OperationEyesight.com